Randy Edsall does what many college coaches do: he tweets out random inspirational quotes in the hopes that it will deliver a lesson to his players. It’s far from uncommon.
But Edsall made a major mistake over the weekend, as he tweeted out a quote attributed to Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Edsall is Maryland’s head football coach:
"If you have talent with teamwork, you've got a chance to be a championship team."-Mike Krzyzewski
— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) July 20, 2015
@RandyEdsall This should end well.
— Colm (@_colm_) July 20, 2015
My thoughts exactly. For the most part, the replies were funnier than they were disrespectful:
@RandyEdsall we all hate Coach K please don't use him as example ever again as he represents evil to the Maryland faithful.
— Randy Crow (@RCrow100) July 20, 2015
@RandyEdsall Really…Really….millions of quotes and leaders and you pick MIke K..as a Terps fan for 30 years, think harder next time..
— Burrhus (@whatsbestname) July 21, 2015
— Mike Copeland (@mikecopeland) July 20, 2015
@RandyEdsall Noone likes coach k in maryland fyi
— mike shutt (@12pringles) July 20, 2015
@RandyEdsall I love your stuff but u are quoting the most hated coach from the most hated school across all md. "Hi on earth have we met?"
— John Webster (@jwebster053) July 20, 2015
And my personal favorite:
— judi m (@judim62) July 20, 2015
I hope Edsall learned his lesson: don’t quote Coach K in Maryland.
(h/t Washington Post)