Gotta be honest, not sure even football purists would approve of this drill. Over at Castle High School in Hawaii, they take end of practice Oklahoma drills quite seriously. So much so, in fact, that coaches gave these two players a running head start in what looks like an attempt to give each other a concussion. You'll understand more when you watch the clip.
That's enough to get a coach fired, and in this case we hope the drill is outlawed. Given the overwhelming concern regarding head injuries in football, especially at the youth level, this should be seen as a disgusting act and nothing more.
More than 2.5 million high school students reported having a concussion in 2017, according to a youth health survey @CDCgov. We look at the numbers and ask experts to weigh in. https://t.co/zWxN6wziwU pic.twitter.com/2ubS6fZgvJ— Neurology Today (@NeurologyToday) September 11, 2018
“We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that our student athletes won’t be participating in these types of drills in the future,” the school said in a statement. “This includes educating and retraining our coaches on appropriate practice and training strategies.”
The high school, for some reason, has decided to retain their coaches rather than mercifully punting them into the sun. We can only hope they're forced to run this drill as punishment, rather than the players for once.