The Johns Hopkins lacrosse team once got the full Bill Belichick experience.
Belichick, who grew up playing lacrosse and is a huge fan of the sport, would show up to Johns Hopkins practices and at one point even "guest coached." In the latest episode of Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take," lacrosse legend and Johns Hopkins alum Paul Rabil described what it was like to have Belichick as a coach for a day.
“He used to come to Hopkins practices and at one point he actually guest coached, which was pretty (expletive) cool,” Rabil said. “We go to the locker room and we thought he was going to be like, ‘Hey guys keep up the good work,’ and he looked at us and he goes, ‘You guys are (expletive) D-1 athletes, right? … Then pass and catch the (expletive) ball. I’ve been playing this game half of my life at least and I haven’t touched a stick in 20 years and I can catch and throw better than you guys.'"
Rabil, the co-founder of the new Premier Lacrosse League that Belichick supported during its opening weekend at Gillette Stadium, said players were enamored by the eight-time Super Bowl champion's presence.
“I remember we were like, ‘Alright, that’s awesome,'” Rabil said. “We were kind of pumped because we just got a pep talk from Bill Belichick.”
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In related Belichick/lacrosse news, the Patriots head coach revealed last weekend he believes Tom Brady would be a goalie if he were to play lacrosse. His reasoning? "You need to be able to run here."
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