There are a lot of fans across all sports who feel as though in-game interviews have become increasingly mundane and pointless, offering nothing worthwhile to the broadcast. On Friday night, Charlotte 49ers head coach Biff Poggi completely did away with that notion in a matter of 26 blistering seconds.
Clad in what's become his no-frills, signature look of a sleeveless shirt and shorts, Poggi gave what was quite possibly the greatest, most unfiltered assessment a coach has ever offered up during a college football game.
Here's what Poggi had to say about his team's lackluster performance against Florida Atlantic.
usually hate in-game interviews?
but this coach sounds like hes fixin to leave this game after 1 more series and watch the second half from moe?s tavern with a couple pitchers and a plate of ribspic.twitter.com/Vtf6SdbLl4
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 28, 2023
"When we hurt ourselves, we're like watching sausage being made, it's just a horrifying experience. And you know look, it's just football. For God's sake, just block and tackle people, do what you're supposed to do. Don't do anything else, don't talk to anybody, don't push it. I don't care what anybody says, you just do your damn job," coach Poggi ranted.
Truly remarkable words from a wonderfully honest man who deeply wanted his football team to do just that — play football. And really, does anyone expect or even want a man named Biff to be any other way?
Somewhere, Bill Belichick is likely smiling ear to ear after hearing "just do your damn job" and perhaps wondering what Poggi's contract buyout might be. Because that right there is one of the most "Football Guys" roaming earth at the moment.
To the surprise of no one, Biff Poggi has never been one to mince words. Back in late June, the Charlotte 49ers coach went at on Twitter/X with Trey Kavanaugh, an offensive quality control assistant at Appalachian State. Kavanaugh had been critical of Poggi in a since deleted post. Nonetheless, Poggi came through with the windmill dunk.
You coach at app state. No one gives a crap what you think
— Biff poggi (@BiffPoggi) June 30, 2023
Yes, that sure sounds like the same head coach we heard from on Friday night while his team was getting walloped by Florida Atlantic.
Tonight?s matchup between Charlotte and FAU features 2 very different styles of coach in Biff Poggi and Tom Herman. pic.twitter.com/yp3xj9Xd0j
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 28, 2023
Charlotte is now 2-6 on the season in Poggi's first year at the helm. Might be a safe guess to think Charlotte will put out a more complete effort come next week against Tulsa.
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