College Football Coaches Never Curse, They Inspire With Violence

Rick Neuheisel deserves to have a bit of slack cut in his general direction: he heads a program that must somehow make inroads into the lockdown recruiting empire built by the madly charismatic Pete Carroll and his staff of insomniac talent-charmers. It's uphill in a mud bog in a rain of frogs, difficulty-wise, and he surely knows it.
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↵Meaning he'll grab every bottle or sharp edge he can in this fight, up to and including excoriating USC coaches for -- gasp! -- using dirty words in official program pub videos like this one featuring Brennan Carroll, tight ends coach for the Trojans:
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↵Apparently this is a source of some concern to some people, showing that the universally labeled "some people" who always get concerned about these things have the critical thinking skills of a concussed prairie dog. Coaches curse, have always cursed, and will always curse. The good ones sometimes do it with a violence and flair bordering on the genius: examples of coaching profanity which you must never, ever, ever listen to out loud for any reason are here, here, and here. You have been warned.
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↵Why do coaches curse? Not because they're really angry--no, most of the time coaches curse because the people they're attempting to cajole and prod into doing just one thing right respond to nothing else. It is one more tool in the arsenal for a coach, and when used effectively, it gets a player's attention like nothing else short of high voltage or pepper spray.
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↵It's a wonderfully cheap slap at USC, and we can't and wouldn't want to stop Neuheisel from attempting to Swift Boat Carroll's program---it's way too entertaining, and at this point, it's really all he's got. Expect explosive video of Pete Carroll's pastor to surface at any moment.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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