Marshall strength coaches have some interesting motivational techniques. Former head strength and conditioning coach Joseph Miday and assistant strength and conditioning coach Scott Wilks apparently enjoyed breaking giant paddles on each other to psych up the Thundering Herd before games. In this clip, they light a paddle on fire. This video was taken before Marshall lost at home to Tulsa, 45-38.
This video was posted back in September, a few days after Marshall lost at home to Ohio, 27-24. In January, Miday left Marshall to become the head strength and conditioning coach at Western Kentucky. I guess we’ll finally find out how Bobby Petrino feels about paddling.