03 Blue 07

April 30th, 2011 at 2:11 PM ^

Not really. Garrido rarely goes off (unlike Knight) which makes the instances where he does actually go off on his players resonate much more. It's definitely a good way to coach; he doesn't have that "boy who cried wolf" type of thing going on that some coaches who are always yelling have with their players. When Garrido loses it, they know it's bad, and they fucked up.


April 30th, 2011 at 1:06 PM ^

Wow.  "I'd just come visit you in the hospital when you get the wires off your mouth from the broken jaw"

That's a pretty detailed rant for something he's likely coming up with on the fly.

Can't say I can think of any tirade I've even seen to rival that puppy.

Pea-Tear Gryphon

April 30th, 2011 at 1:10 PM ^

Just saw that video while strolling around on EDSBS. Great stuff. I love the part where he death-stares the kid in the locker room for getting picked off of 1st. Good use of the f-word all around. Not too much, but enough to really drive the point home.


April 30th, 2011 at 1:13 PM ^

W O W ! ! ! ! !! !

That's the most colossal meltdown I've ever heard, and I've heard some doozies.

"This isn't about some GD game.  This is about our f'n lives."

Coach, I think I understand the message you're trying to teach but the fact is, it IS a game.


April 30th, 2011 at 1:24 PM ^

Yeah, that was a bit of a rant.  I thought the back of the guy's head was about to blow off.  His blood pressure must have been high enough to power a steam engine.




April 30th, 2011 at 2:44 PM ^

Wonder if these guys go off like this in other contexts. At home that would be a big problem. Also wonder if those rants would be any more or less effective by eliminating the language while keeping the intensity...Any opinion on that?

True Blue Grit

April 30th, 2011 at 3:00 PM ^

like this clown Garrido.  Yelling yes, but the barrage of f-bombs in every form, no.  I can't imagine it makes his players play any better. 

Personally, one of my favorite rants was John L. Smith's half-time tirade in the Ohio State game in 2005:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvrRvUYRdD8

"The kids are playing their tails off and the coaches are screwing it up!"  Ha-ha-ha.  An MSU classic if there ever was one. 

Michigan Moonman

April 30th, 2011 at 11:16 PM ^

But I would never want my boys playing for a coach who lost control like this. 

This may sound naive, but it seems to me we may care a bit too much about winning when it comes to amateur sports.

These kids have grown-up playing baseball, and I am sure that they do their best when they are on the diamond.  In any baseball game, one team will win and one team will lose.

We should all keep this in mind when watching 18 year old kids playing ball.