Tackling dummies are meant to be tackled. Hence the name. Just like cows are meant to be eaten, God made tackling dummies for man’s enjoyment and edification. I’m pretty sure there were even one or two tucked behind the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.
So it’s no surprise that video surfaced this week of Dana Holgorsen tackling a dummy.
But this kick afterwards? There’s something personal there. This tackling dummy must have said something insulting about Holgo’s hair or broken into his Red Bull reserves to warrant such a personal attack as this. It’s the only thing that makes sense.
And, be forewarned, the video here isn’t great.
I'd share a photo or video of Dana Holgorsen tackling the mobile tackling dummy, but it doesn't do the moment justice.
— Mike Casazza (@mikecasazza) March 28, 2017
— Allan Taylor (@AllanTaylorWVU) March 28, 2017
Here’s hoping the dummy can apologize for whatever transgression it committed against Holgo and the two can go back to their tackler-tacklee relationship, as the Founding Fathers intended.