ACC Football Kickoff 2011 began Sunday, with Maryland football stars Danny O'Brien and Kenny Tate taking the stand earlier. Normally, these are pretty vanilla interviews, and there isn't a lot to be gleaned out of it. That wasn't exactly the case with O'Brien and Tate, though. Both revealed coach Randy Edsall's new policy if a player misses a meeting, and it doesn't sound fun.
"Oh, it does [give an incentive to not be late]. The punishment is unbelievable. It's 300 flight of stairs if you miss a meeting. Knock on wood, I haven't missed one yet, I don't plan to."
So, 300 flights of stairs, huh? Sounds like fun! I guess Edsall is really driving the point home that you can't be late to a meeting. Heck, Tate sounded spooked by the policy.
Kenny Tate: [dead blank stare] "Don't miss a meeting. ... Hopefully, knock on wood, I don't miss a meeting. I'm not trying to run 300 stairs. That just doesn't sound good."
I blame Edsall if Tate suffers from nightmares this season.