During a press conference prior to Coastal Carolina's upcoming game against Catawba College, Bennett went on a tangent about cats and dogs...or something.
This is the part where we would break down what he actually said, but it would probably be easier if we just posted a transcript.
Transcript via Dr. Saturday:
Tryin' to get our two boys ready to carry 'em to the golf tournament before practice, right? Twelve cats live across the road. Our door's open. Screen's broke - we need to get a new screen door - but the screen's broke, so you can come in through the screen but you can't get back out of it. I turn and look. There's a little kitty cat in our - in our kitchen.
So I said, "What're you doin' in here, little kitty cat?" By that time, [growl], the cat turns, tries to get back out, but the screen won't go that way. Cat starts goin' "MEEOOOOW!" All crazy! And I told our players: We need more dogs. Bo's barkin' in the back, I have to go shut Bo up, Mel's like, "What's goin' on?!" I say, "There's a cat in the house." "Cat in the house?!" I said, "Yeah, there's a cat in the house!"
So I told our players, I tried to let it out the front door - "MEEEOOOW!" - the cat's still goin' crazy in there. And I told our players: You need to be more like a dog! We don't need a bunch of cats in here - meow! - looking' in the mirror. "I look gooood, I got my extra bands on, I got my other shoes." Be a dog! We don't need no meows, we don't need no cats. We need more dawgs.
We've all sat through confusing speeches. I can legitimately say that I didn't really follow along with Bennett at any point during this speech.
Bennett may have been slightly off-kilter due to the emotions surrounding the game for him. According to The Sun News, Bennett coached at Catawba for seven seasons and got emotional at the press conference while reflecting on the experience, “The lessons that were learned there carry you for the rest of your life," Bennett said. "So we’ll always be indebted to Catawba."
While Bennett's antics may have seemed bizarre to impartial onlookers, you can't argue with his success. His team is currently 1-0 on the season and he is the defending Big South coach of the year.
So who's laughing meow?
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