Jim Leavitt Uses Bloodshed To Fire Up His Players

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Let’s just say that USF coach Jim Leavitt is somewhat of a character. Not because of his looks, though I can understand if you wanna go that route, but because of his antics.  Those antics lead to this picture of Leavitt bloodied up at his post game press conference after USF’s victory over Louisville.

From the looks of it, it’s obvious that Leavitt was either involved in some sort of shenanigans or some sort of fight, but Leavitt said otherwise.  Luckily, his players spilled the real beans.

Asked about the injury, Leavitt deadpanned that he “fell in the locker room,” but his players revealed a familiar Leavitt halftime motivation: headbutting players while they still have their helmets on.

Now that’s what I like to call intensity stupidity.


“He was fired up. He grabbed somebody — I think it was (walk-on linebacker ) LaDre Watkins,” safety Nate Allen said. “He headbutted him and fell backwards. I couldn’t help but laugh, because that’s the best one I’ve seen. … We were fired up about that one.”

Shame that to motivate kids these days, coaches have to pretty much concuss themselves.  And even if that’s not the case, it’s still a shame that Jim Leavitt believes that he must concuss himself for his team to respond.  And what’s an even bigger shame is that no one caught this on video.  Shame on you, USF. Shame on you.

At it again: Leavitt headbutt fires up Bulls (St. Petersburg Times)

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