Longtime Division II Coach Retires on the Field Before Walking to His Car Alone

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Frimmel's picture

Probably saw it as the only way to just retire without having a great big deal made about the whole thing. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Ironic that if he had retired in the conventional way, none of us would've read about it.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

Barfolomew's picture

Douds called called an illegal fourth timeout, forcing the officials to call a penalty and a 10-second runoff

Very similar to Chris Webber's college basketball retirement

Jay Lawerence's Laugh's picture

Weber walked out to a much better car...

thank you Michigan boosters.

Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!

BuckeyeSki's picture

Bosa even has coaches quitting on their teams /s

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

cronimi's picture

Italics and the /s notation and STILL you get a DV?! Some people around here need to lighten up. For you, Ski -

CC's picture

double negative negates the original /s.  He meant it.

Hovenaut's picture


Denny Douds is a PSAC icon...best wishes in your retirement, coach.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Buckeye Scottie's picture

Shout out to my Alma Mater, ODU Panthers, there.  But that is a pretty epic way to go out!

SaltyD0gg's picture

Like a boss! I hope one day I can drop a bomb like that at the end of a conference call and walk to my car.

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

Brutus For President's picture

A vision of you putting the call on mute and just walking away.  Years ago, there was a guy (new hire) at our work who just walked out and no one realized he'd quit for 6 weeks.  Was collecting our pay checks the whole time.

"My aim, then, was to whip (TTUN), to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us." - William Tecumseh Sherman

Kernfan's picture

When I first started working at my agency 30+ years ago, the lead administrative person filed her retirement papers, then stopped coming into work.  After a week or so someone got worried called her at home and she told them she had retired.  Another time we had  a new hire come over, go to one meeting with senior management, she begged her old boss to take her back.  After a few days someone got a hold of her and figured out she had gone back to her old job in another agency.  

adrianbuck's picture

good for him,he did it his way.

Seattle Linga's picture

Vontae Davis is jealous 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

RK84's picture

Like a boss.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

southalabamabuckeye's picture

Personally not a fan of this, but that is my opinion. 

4thandinches's picture

Was this the last game of the season?

cronimi's picture

The announcers mentioned it was Senior Day, so it was the last home game of the season. They have 2 more games left, both away. And they're 1-8 on the season, so I don't think they're making the DII playoffs. According to the ESU website: "Coach Douds will be changing roles in the Warriors athletic department, taking on increased fundraising responsibilities. He will remain as assistant professor of Sport Management."

Mario_P's picture

If that is the case and there are still games to be played, I have to say that I don't agree with what he did.  Not gonna get into the reasons why, I just don't think that was proper as the head coach and I'll leave it at that.   

741's picture

I know nothing about this, and had never heard of him or his school until just now, but absent he or a loved one having a terminal illness with less than a month to live, this looks like a diva move.

NorthBerg's picture

Coach Doud earned the right to call his own shot. Tenure and record says it all. I am envious.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

See, Vontae Davis could have at least waited until the end of the game!

Class of 2010.

Dillon G's picture

I wish Desmond Howard would retire, walk to his car, and I never had to hear his bullshit again.


BPOSU's picture

Is that honestly the rule? 15 yard penalty and a 10 second runoff for calling a 4th timeout? If so, I can think of a few situations where that could actually be a better strategy than just letting the clock run

BuckeyeSinceDayOne's picture

Don't take this as me being an a-hole, but could you please name one? It's a Personal foul, automatic first down, and lose 10 seconds. I just want to be sure i'm not missing something.

Because what you’ve got in you, we’re gonna find out, ok? I’m gonna find out. And if there’s a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be? ~UFM

BPOSU's picture

I was more so thinking of the situations on offense where the chances of success are already extremely slim, where you could make your chance of winning go from 0% to maybe like 2%

Such as...

Down 7. First down. 20 seconds to go in game. Out of timeouts. Ball on opponents 15 yard line. QB gets sacked at 20 yard line. The odds of getting everyone lined up to spike it before the clock runs out is slim as your receivers are likely in the endzone. Coach calls "4th" timeout immediately at 12 seconds. 

Penalty would put the ball at the 35 yard line and the clock at 2 seconds. You get one more chance to throw it to the endzone instead of a zero percent chance with the clock running out. 

Even if you think you could get the spike off in time, wouldn't the timeout be the safer play, as you know you're only going to get 1 more play off anyway?

Buxki84's picture

Nice strategy. But more likely the referee would not grant you the timeout and the clock would expire.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

Sunny Buck's picture

That's a pretty creative way to avoid a press conference.

I'm not trying to win a popularity contest. I'm trying to win football games-- Woody Hayes

BuckeyeBig2012's picture

As selfish as TO having his own HOF ceremony at his alma mater.