Ever since Oregon started using signs of pictures and words to make their play calls from the sidelines, teams have gotten creative with the way they relay plays to players on the field.
Even San Diego State even got in on the fad this year by using a cardboard cutout of coach Brady Hoke as a play call while the team was playing Michigan (Hoke's team).
So, it wasn't a huge surprise to see a photo of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective pop up on the Northern Illinois sideline during Tuesday's 45-14 win over Bowling Green. The only strange thing about it was that the picture appeared to be in the coach's personal play sheet. Odd? Maybe, but remember, Ventura once pretended to be a professional football player. Perhaps Ventura has been the muse behind the five-game winning streak that has the Huskies in first in the MAC's West Division.
At least the Huskies were compelled to play defense against Bowling Green as compared to last week's 63-60 win against Toledo, which was the fourth-highest scoring game in conference history. Oddly, the third highest was Tuesday's Toledo-Western Michigan contest, which the Rockets won 66-63.