This is the best college football dance video of the offseason.
After starting most of his team's early-morning spring practices with dance-offs between the players, the coaching staff at Emporia State, a Division II school about 90 minutes southwest of Kansas City, Mo., wanted to up the ante and turn the tables on themselves. So the coaches decided to copy the uber-popular "Evolution of Dance" video on YouTube and perform in front of the team after the final practice.
The results are hilarious, and believe it or not, the staff didn't put much practice time into the skit at all.
"If you would have taken our practice time and compared it – of course during the season whether or not that would depend on a win or a loss – we would have lost the game because we didn’t practice at all," ESU coach Garin Higgins told Yahoo Sports. "Everyone just kind of did their part."
After talking about doing the video for a few days, the Emporia State coaches all sat down and viewed the video and doled out assignments the night before they performed in front of the entire team. Each coach was then on his own.
"I thought our coaches did pretty good. It was maybe a bit of a hidden competition in there between the coaches of who was going to dance the best," Higgins said. "Nobody wants to admit to that, but there’s probably some of that going on because if everybody’s like ‘Well, if I’m going to be in charge of my own part, I’m going to make sure I try to do a pretty good job.’”
The best performance is from Higgins himself. He's third at the beginning of the video but really makes his mark dancing to Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Where did those skills come from?
"I have no idea, I’m going to be quite honest with you," Higgins said. "Number one is — if you watch that video, after I do the second go-around when I dance out there — I’ve got my hands on my knees. I’m pretty tired. So I’m out of shape. But my wife, she’s been involved in dance all her life and one of my daughters is in dance competitions so I was lucky, I had two pretty good choreographers at the house to kind of get me lined out."
That practice could have been funnier than the final product.
"It started out with some intense instruction. But they were almost kind of taking it too serious for me. If I did some type of dance move that wasn’t right it was like ‘I can’t believe you’re going to do that one and you need to do this,‘ so I probably wasn’t the best of a student. I listened, but I didn’t listen."
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