Head Football Coach Bryant normally shies away from political discussions. Bryant is known for saying the only two things he believes in are “football and God.” During the presidential election, TCR asked Coach Bryant whom he was endorsing. His response was “the political pendulum may swing left one year and right the next, but my job was to be the General on the football field – regardless who is in power.”
Bryant did acknowledge he appreciated President Obama’s reference to coaches as mentors, but seemed confused why he wouldn’t have specified “football coaches.” Coach Bryant was spotted at Granny’s Café, searching for someone to explain to him “how you can give an inspirational speech without quoting Vince Lombardi?” when he stormed out of the restaurant. Apparently, Bryant was the only person in LaCucaracha who actually watched the presidential speech.
Citizens were surprised to hear Coach Bryant issue a statement condemning President Obama’s speech to school children. An angry Coach Bryant said, “He [Obama] made two references to basketball, which is a clear effort to sway impressionable students away from football towards less important sports. The speech was inspirational, but totally lacking of any football references. This could really confuse our boys – right at the beginning of football season! ”