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January 8, 2010 (Use j/k keys to navigate)   Email to a friend    Permalink

Dousing the coach

One of my favorite traditions in sports is dousing the head football coach with frigid water after a championship win. As NCAA college football concluded it's bowl season with last night's National Championship Game, we were rewarded with another great example of this soggy ritual as Alabama's players soaked their coach, Nick Saban, after the team defeated Texas. I wish we could all similarly douse our bosses after a big success. ( 15 photos total)

Florida coach Urban Meyer gets doused at the end of the win over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans January 2. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano gets doused from the water cooler after his team defeated Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl NCAA college football game December 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) #

Head coach Rick Stockstill is covered with sports drink by Evon Lettsome of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders after they defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome December 20 in New Orleans. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) #

Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Bo Pelini pauses after players dumped sports drink on him after their victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl December 30 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images) #

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads gets soaked as his team defeats Minnesota in the Insight Bowl NCAA college football game December 31 in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) #

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is doused in the final moments of the Chick-fil-A Bowl NCAA college football game against Tennessee December 31 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) #

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops reacts to cold water tossed on him by his players after their win over Stanford in the Sun Bowl NCAA college football in El Paso, Texas December 31. (AP Photo/LM Otero) #

Ohio State Buckeyes players dump sports drink on head coach Jim Tressel in the final moments of their win over the Oregon Ducks in the 96th Rose Bowl game January 1 in Pasadena. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

South Florida Bulls coach Jim Leavitt gets a bucket of sports drink dumped on him in celebration by his players during the final minute of the International Bowl NCAA college football game against the Northern Illinois Huskies in Toronto January 2. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch) #

Mississippi head coach Houston Nutt is doused by his team during their win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game at Cowboys Stadium January 2 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News/Tom Fox) #

Texas Tech interim coach Ruffin McNeill celebrates with his players following their win in the Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan State in San Antonio January 2. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) #

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is doused by players after Iowa defeated Georgia Tech in the the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game January 5 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) #

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is soaked with sports drink by his players during the the fourth quarter of the BCS Championship NCAA college football game against Texas in Pasadena January 7. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) #



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For completion sake, maybe you could have included the original "Sports Drink" douse-- Harry Carson and Bill Parcells of the NY Giants.

Posted by kerry January 8, 10 09:51 AM
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Saban was way too stressed out to deal with the dousing yesterday! Hard fought comeback from Texas. Too bad about McCoy. It would have been nice to see both teams have their key leaders healthy.

Posted by etiro January 8, 10 10:10 AM
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I enjoyed this pics! The ones with sports drinks instead of water makes them so much more interesting and eye catching...

Posted by RAD January 9, 10 12:34 PM
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