Clay Helton used profanity during a post-practice speech Monday apparently because of the loss to Texas and maybe because tailback Aca’Cedric Ware said practices were “slow” and “lazy” the previous two weeks.
“The one thing that I’ve learned in 24 years of coaching is your kids are going to react how you react,” Helton said.
But during his radio show Tuesday, Petros Papadakis said it would not work for Helton to change his identity and he should remain who he is because players can tell when a coach is faking it.
That reminds of a game during the Paul Hackett era. Before the game vs. Cal, Hackett instructed a manager to place a small hole in dry-erase board and punched it in front of the team. Ironically, Hackett’s hand was bloody (to his horror) when he withdrew it. His reaction to his cut hand made the team think the whole incident was hilarious.