Ok, by now you know about the brawl that took place this weekend. It's deplorable how these kids acted, blah, blah, blah. I'm not defending their actions, but their kids. What I'm so upset about is freakin' Larry Coker. Thug U has tried hard to relinquish that title, but it just fits. Always has, most likely always will. Rivals has a good write up on the story, but Larry Coker's comments were despicable for any coach in any position.
Larry's unforgivable comments:
"It started in the pre-game warm-up, that's when it started," Coker said. "We had one of their players run through and shove one of our guys, was talking noise. That's when it all started. It kind of escalated from there. When the game started to get away, you'll see they actually slam-dunked our holder [Matt Perrelli], grabbed our holder, lifted him up and threw him to the ground."
Oh, but wait... The next comment out of his mouth:
"But this isn't about who started what, it's about how we reacted. It's about the University of Miami."
So which is it Larry Boy? Your players' faults or theirs?
Let's move on.
"What's going to be portrayed around the country is probably not going to be positive,"
"But I will tell you this: We have great kids in this program. They're not good kids, they're great kids."
Tell me something... Do great kids stomp on other player's legs and back? Do great kids hit people with helmets? Do great kids use their own crutch to hit other people? If, you answered yes, then yeah, your kids are great.
"I do have a grip on this program," Coker said. "Don't ever doubt that."
Too late. We've doubted that for quite some time.