Maryland football head coach Randy Edsall isn’t exactly someone you’d ever characterize as having “swag.” From Glen Rock, Pennsylvania (a borough of about 2,000 people), Edsall is about as vanilla as they come and rarely controversial. The worst thing he ever did was leave a team without telling his players, which is far from being a Bobby Petrino-esque coaching sin. That’s a good thing most of the time, because it ensures the program is in good hands and won’t be rife with corruption or disciplinary infractions.
The flip side to that vanilla-ness, though, is that Edsall may not, shall we say, relate, to his players that well. Some on the roster hail from much rougher neighborhoods than most, others from the Deep South, both places far removed from Glen Rock. That might lead to a little culture clashing, mixing, or more often than not complete misunderstanding. But according to this video, Edsall may well know how to get down:
The Zapruder-ish film of Edsall getting turnt by employing some variation of the Dougie and perhaps some Dirt off your shoulders dance moves. The end result is a painfully awkward shake that is reminiscent of your dad embarrassing you while friends are over with little jigs of his own. Still, it’s hilarious to see someone like Edsall embrace the challenge of emulating his player’s cultural norms. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and it’s a nice sign of team bonding, even if those dad jeans are hard to look at.
Well done, Randy.
(For the record, I have to imagine this was taken during Terp Thon, but I’m not entirely sure. H/T @_Austin126 and @Adam_Jacobi)