Hawaii's Linebacker Coach Broke His Wrist And Dislocated His Elbow Chest Bumping A 6'7" Defensive Lineman
TheComeback- After a long offseason, everyone was excited for college football’s Week 1. Hawaii opened its season with a 41-18 win over Western Carolina. At one point, defensive lineman Viane Moala blocked a field goal, and assistant coach Sean Duggan got a bit overzealous in the celebration.
Duggan, a second-year assistant, leapt up to chest bump Moala, who is listed at 6 feet 7 inches and 270 pounds, and went flying like a rag doll.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. You advise against chest bumping a 6’7”, 300 pound Tongan. That’s just — as a new haole (non-native Hawaiian) guy on the island, that’s just not something you make a habit of. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but he’ll get through it.
“He’ll never forget it. And I’ll never let him forget it. I don’t care if I’m as gray as gray can be. He’ll hear it from me.”
The most laughable part of this video - other than the actual clip of a grown man being made to look like a frail little boy that begged his dad to launch him across the pool - is that Hawaii's head coach truly thinks that his linebackers coach actually learned some sort of lesson here. I wouldn't know Sean Duggan from any other unfortunate asshole walking down the street looking like he came out on the ass end of a bar room brawl, but you don't become a college football position coach in the front seven by letting some passing physical pain (or as he undoubtedly likes to call it, "weakness leaving the body") alter your behavior.
Hell, he probably wears that sling like a badge of honor. I don't even care that he obtained a broken wrist and dislocated elbow from doing something as stupid as trying to chest bump a mountain of a man that looks to have absorbed more impactful blows from a windy afternoon. If that 6'7'' behemoth notches a sack next weekend and comes barreling towards the sideline with with his torso exposed then their better be security detail aimed specifically at making sure that Sean Duggan doesn't end up hurling the entirety of his weight into a full-on body cast. Knowing the size, strength, and toughness of the unit he's held responsible for disciplining, that man is simply too crazy to be shamed out of celebrating by a silly little fracture of two.
Even odds that the guy that asked him if he plans on coaching this weekend is now in worse shape than he is....
Duggan will be in a sling for a while with a broken wrist and dislocated shoulder, but that’s not stopping him from coaching this week against UCLA at the Rose Bowl.