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Muschamp explains 'everyone is different' using woodpeckers as an example

When Will Muschamp was asked yesterday how he expected a player to recover from major surgery heading into this season, and if the success of guys coming off surgery (like Adrian Peterson) has an affect on a player's outlook, his answer made it sound like he's been watching a whole lot of National Geographic or Animal Planet, this off season. 

Combine that idea with the type of coach that Muschamp is and his personality, and this is the kind of answer that you'll get.

"Every situation when you’re dealing with the human body’s different. Every person is different. Yesterday, we had Mickey Collins in, who’s a concussion expert, and he was talking to us about when you deal with concussions and when you come back from concussions. He talked about a coach he once dealt with that made the comment that, this player, you could take a shovel and hit him in the back of the head and nothing ever would happen. Yet this player could bump into a wall, and he’s gonna have a concussion."

"Mickey simply said, ‘that’s right.’ Everyone is different. And everyone handles it different. A woodpecker’s never gonna have a concussion. I bet you didn’t know that. They got an extra bone in their neck. They have an extra bone in their neck, and they never can have a concussion."

"You learn something new every day, and you just learned something new." Muschamp explained to the media. "So, my point being, everyone’s different.."

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.