The NCAA’s allotted 15 spring practices can get monotonous without another team to face at the end of it all, so most programs find a way to make it fun and engaging, while also helping players understand the enormous amount of work that needs to be done before fall.

At Ball State, to infuse some fun energy at practice, they decided to pad up two of their graduate assistant coaches and pit them head to head in a board drill.

The face-off was between defensive graduate assistant Cory Connoly, who was a four-year starter at defensive end at Quincy (D-II – IL), and defensive graduate assistant Shawn Chafee, a three year starter on the offensive and defensive lines at Wooster (D-III – OH).

Take a look at how it went down, and notice the energy that padding up two coaches brought to the practice and players.