Although the primary focus of the program is winning football games, I think we can all agree that there have been some pretty great moments off the field in the Benson era as well. A recollection of some of the better one liners either spoken by or to Coach or his staff.
1. "Keep hanging around the barber shop and eventually you'll get a haircut"
3. "Well basically there is no deal, we're going to Mardi Gras"
4. "1.78 Sir"
5. "I'm going on that bus in a EDITED warmup"
6. "342-0100 fatboy"
8. "They leave the cantaloupes on the porch"
9. "Bring your rubber suits.....ssssss,sssssss"
11. "You becomin a man today"
12. "That George Washington was a EDITED wasant he?"
Anyone bored at the first day back at work can try and match the owner of such phrases. Other memorable suggestions are welcome
In all seriousness Coach gave a great effort and guided the program to its current level. Hopefully his football career will continue somewhere and he gets another shot to be a head man.
Moderator's note: I think we all know that most, if not all, football coaches are prone to pretty salty language - there is no need to repeat it here.
there is one thing that bob stressed about sideline organization that has always stuck with me and can be applied to all facets of life. "That box is the most important thing to me. Stay out of my box."
1. "Why don't you just bend me over and shove this desk right up my a$$!!!!" - Coach Benson in response to being told that my roomate and I had been arrested for breaking into this girl's apartment to eat leftovers out of her refrigerator. Ironically, that girl would later become the ex-Mrs. Benson.
2. "Jesus [player name deleted]! What do I need to do to get through to you, light up a joint on the field!!!!
3. Jesus Hermo! What the @#$#!
4. You know what happens when you feed a cat Hermo? It keeps comin back. Don't feed the cat Hermo.
On the D's lackluster recognition of Offensive alignment: "you Editedin guys are supposed to be society's elite!! Bunch of nerds comin' to Georgetown, smartest kids in the country my ass.. you can't get one damn call right. I understand this stuff and I couldn't've gotten into this school with a Editedin' GUN!"
Questioning someone's tardiness for an afternoon team meeting: "let me guess, time got away from you, huh? sittin up in old Village C, eatin potato chips, staring out the window listening to the Eagles? Am I right? crankin up the old Eagles to 9 without a care in the world? Tequila Sunrise, baby. crank it up and rip the knob off! am I right?"
At a D meeting watching film from the last game we'd played against an upcoming opponent, explaining to the new guys how one sub-par play affected his personal life.. "now, for you freshmen, have a good look.. this is the play that, basically, cost me my first marriage."