How to coach toughness: You'll love this
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
Middle Tennessee's two new offensive line coaches, Glen Elarbee (guards / centers) and Matt Moore (tackles / tight ends), are instilling a new mentality of toughness within the Blue Raider front five, and it was very evident at Friday's practice.
Rising senior center, Alex Stuart had a little too much Gatorade and as the quarterback started his cadence, that Gatorade decided to make its way back out.
As Stuart was throwing the liquid back up, Elarbee would not allow him to move, reminding him that it would draw a penalty. So Stuart stayed put, continued to vomit, and snapped the ball.
"Why not? He enjoyed it, actually. He pushed through it. We just want toughness so that we can push through anything.” Elarbee explained.
Head coach Rick Stockstill is liking the idea of having two guys with eyes on the offensive line. “It’s been phenomenal they fly around. They have great energy. They coach on the run. There’s not a play that goes by that every one of those linemen aren’t getting coached.”