November 22, 2009
South Florida coach Jim Leavitt looked a little worse for wear following his team's 34-22 win over Louisville Saturday, but the St. Petersburg Times reports those are the good kind of facial scars:
Asked about the injury, Leavitt deadpanned that he "fell in the locker room," but his players revealed a familiar Leavitt halftime motivation: headbutting players while they still have their helmets on.
"He was fired up. He grabbed somebody -- I think it was (walk-on linebacker ) LaDre Watkins," safety Nate Allen said. "He headbutted him and fell backwards. I couldn't help but laugh, because that's the best one I've seen. ... We were fired up about that one."
Maybe Leavitt should get together with former opponent and fellow self-assailant Owen Schmitt to compare notes.