The Coaches Are Screwing It Up LS


Michigan St. coach John L. Smith gave an incredible halftime interview after his team made a huge mistake at the end of the half on October 15, 2005 in Columbus, OH. The Spartans were up 17-7 with no timeouts as the final seconds ticked away, and their offense hurried to the sideline while the field goal team rushed onto the field.

Their sloppy exchange left only 10 players on the field and Ohio State blocked the field goal and returned it for a touchdown, leaving Smith absolutely furious as he was asked what went wrong by ABC's Jack Arute. Smith famously barked into the microphone before running into the locker room, "The kids are playing their tails off, and the coaches are screwing it up!" The Buckeyes went on to win, 35-24.