Coach For A Day: Bidding on the spring game

By Bethany Gallimore
On April 14, 2014

Arkansas State University is auctioning off the right to coach the April 18 Spring Football game, and the bidding for the honor has already topped ten grand.

The eBay auction began April 7 with a mere starting bid of $2,500, but quickly skyrocketed Thursday night as more and more A-State fans jumped into the action.

“We thought opening it up would help generate interest in our program,” said head football coach Blake Anderson in an interview with ESPN.

“We figure an Arkansas State fan would want to win this, but we didn’t want to limit ourselves,” he said.

The winning bidder—the new coach—will stay on headset the entire game and have the power to make game-changing decisions.

“If our coach wants to go (for it) on fourth-and-30, they can do that,” Anderson said. “But we might have them explain themselves in a postgame press conference.”

They will also give the pregame and halftime talk, call run patterns and plays, and be fully equipped in A-State coaching gear, according to the eBay auction page.

Of course, no coaching experience would be complete with out the victory Gatorade bath, and a winning game will lend the victorious coach just that.

The results of the auction will be announced late Monday afternoon.

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