College kids would typically be tired and groggy if they had to wake up at 6:30 a.m. for a meeting. However, UNC head football coach Mack Brown makes sure that his players are ready to go by letting them do one simple thing: have fun.
Before every team meeting, cornerbacks coach Dré Bly makes players and coaches get up and participate in a dance contest. After the players show off their moves, they often begin chanting a coach's name to get them to start dancing. One morning, the coach of choice happened to be Brown.
“They started saying, ‘Mack, Mack, Mack,’” Brown said at his weekly press conference on Monday. “Then I said, ‘No, I’m the boss. I’m not dancing.’”
Even though he got out of the dancing that morning, Brown wasn't in the clear yet. He made a promise to the team that he would dance if they beat South Carolina. Next thing he knew, Brown was doing what he called an “awkward” dance in the locker room following the Tar Heels’ 24-20 win over the Gamecocks.
“That dance that I did is pretty embarrassing,” Brown said. “I didn’t know that there would be a video of it.”