After Fight, Coach Makes Tulane Football Players Run Laps Holding Hands (Pic)
Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson is a genius. Maybe not when it comes to Xs and Os, seeing as how the Green Wave are 2-6 this year, but certainly when it comes to conflict resolution.
You see, there was a fight between a couple of ginormous beasts at the Tulane football practice on Wednesday. Right tackle Sean Donnelly (6’8″, 307 lbs) and defensive tackle Tanzel Smart (6’1″, 303 lbs) has some sort of disagreement. Maybe Sean thought Tanzel ate the last Hotpocket. Maybe Tanzel caught Sean making fun of him for weighing the same as him even thought he’s over half a foot shorter. Point is, the two came to blows, and when they were done, coach taught them a lesson.
He made the two Tulane football players run laps holding hands.
“If they want to act like kindergarten kids, then I just want to treat them like kindergarten kids,” Coach Johnson explained.
When asked, Johnson said he’d never used this particular approach to discipline his football players before…but he has used it with his daughters.
How did he think it worked?
“It was pretty effective. (They walked) actually until the coaches needed them so it was about 20 minutes. … I pointed it out to the rest of the team. If they as grown men want to hold hands, that’s fine, that’s what you are going to do if you fight.”
Brilliant move, coach.
Hat Tip – [nola.com]