Eric Crouch Once Asked an Offensive Lineman To Spit in His Mouth

By DJ Byrnes on September 6, 2013 at 8:30a

Football is a mostly violent, but sometimes disgusting game. (If you're doubting the latter premise, let your mind wonder about the atrocities committed at the bottom of a pile-up.) Yet, Eric Crouch, yes THAT Eric Crouch, takes it to a new level in an otherwise enlightening blog post about his first game as a Nebraska quarterback and the pressures he felt.

I'll let Crouch handle it from here, because no other words can do it justice:

When our offense got the ball, I remember trying to call the first play, but my mouth was so dry that my tongue would not work.  I mumbled, asking Dave Volk, our left tackle, to spit in my mouth. Super disgusting, I know, looking back on it but you have to understand that, at the time, it was all about calling the play. Nebraska Football was bigger than me.

That... that actually makes a lot of sense, Eric. It's still rather revolting, though.


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vitaminB's picture

I thought the dust bowl was over.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He could have just used the sweat from his hands...

If that's me, the team will be losing the game. :/

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

TheShookster's picture

Joe Bauserman once tried to spit in a players mouth, ended up hitting a fan sitting in C deck

He ain't even stretch doe!!

doodah_man's picture

This needs to be the last comment in this thread...doubt that anyone can beat it!
/Laughing, morning coffee came out of my nose....

Jim "DooDah" Day

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acBuckeye's picture

I lost it when I read this..............

droessl's picture

Still the worst Heisman winner in my lifetime. A QB who threw for 7 TDs (tying 2012 Iowa) and 10 interceptions. If a player throws more INTs than TDs, his name should be immediately removed from any award discussion. 

buckskin's picture

Reminds me of how Brian Bosworth would vomit on opposing RB's while he was tackling them.  Class act.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Steve Lattimer and Alvin Mack did it before their game against Mississippi State game at the start of the 1993 ESU its ok in my book.

droessl's picture

Too bad Bill Romanowski was busy that day

Jonnferrell's picture

The spitting in the mouth was one thing, then he tied him to the goal post and slapped him around.  That was just too much.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Does anyone else miss the old style of Husker football. I remember being really excited to have them in the B1G, now It just feels like we have another middle of the road team. The came close to blowing their opener to Wyoming. Any Solich teams wins that game by 30. I really hope with them being in the west they can get their shit together and make our conference tougher. I respect Pelini as a former Buckeye and a coach, but I honestly question if he will ever get them back to what they once were.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

OSU069's picture

I'm still not really sure how he won the Heisman throwing for more int than TDs.