Cutcliffe: 'You can have a ton of fun playing football pissed off and hard'
Posted by: Josh Kendall on Friday December 28, 2012
Posted by: Josh Kendall on December 28, 2012
It didn't work, but it was still a pretty good halftime speech.
Take a second here to listen to Duke coach David Cutcliffe talk to his team during halftime of Thursday's Belk Bowl. The Blue Devils trailed 17-16 at that point and would go on to lose 48-34.
"You can have a ton of fun playing football pissed off and hard," Cutcliffe told his team. "Don't be frustrated. Be pissed off and let's go have the time of our lives out there."
After the game, which was the Blue Devils first bowl appearance since 1995, Cutcliffe applauded the effort of his team and what it accomplished this season.
"I told them there is no question this was a bowl worthy team we had at Duke and not a bowl eligible team," he said. "You learn through years of doing this, and I think it's evident in our locker room, there's a big difference between winning a bowl game and losing one. There's no comparison. This feeling in our gut is not very good right now, but we're going to move forward with this. We've done a lot of great things. The biggest insult we could pay to our seniors is to not move forward and build off this and we will do just that."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org