While on the road yesterday I came across this tweet from Princeton inside linebackers coach Stephen Thomas, and what I saw literally made me pull over so that I could safely watch it over and over again.
From what I understand, while Princeton was hosting their annual Junior Day event, they decided to give the crowd a taste of something new. That's when two assistant coaches decided to spar in the classic one-on-one pass rush drill. Special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Andy Aurich played the role of the offensive lineman, and coach Thomas played the part of the defensive lineman.
Just for a little primer, Aurich, an '06 grad, was a two-year starter on the offensive line for the Tigers and was part of an offensive line that broke Ivy League records for total offense and scoring. Thomas played defensive back at Buffalo and also graduated in '06. While they're even in age, we all know who had the clear advantage in this one.
The rest you have to see for yourself. Kudos to the video guys for getting the action from more than one angle.
If you happen to see coach Thomas on campus or out and about, be sure to shake his hand because this was impressive. On the flip side, coach Aurich may be in need of a hug if you run into him.
A good amount of trash talking ensued afterward, the best of which came from former Princeton defensive lineman Caraun Reid.