A Texas Tech Coach Almost Got His Tongue Pulled Out by The Rock
There are a ton of high profile names that came from the football teams from the University of Miami from the 1980s through the early 2000s. Michael Irvin, Ray Lewis and Jonathon Vilma just to name a few.
What you may not know is that before Kevin Patrick, the defensive line coach for Texas Tech, got into coaching he played football at the University of Miami.
One of his teammates was Dwayne Johnson. If you don't recognize that name, maybe you know his nickname "The Rock" -- or his newest moniker, "the sexiest man alive."
Patrick and Johnson were at Miami at the same time, and according to Johnson they were pretty good friends.
Well, good friends get into fist fights...right?
An excerpt from a spotlight on Johnson in Sports Illustrated:
"Me and Kevin were in a coach's office, and he was talking s---, as always, but this time I just lost it. It was like a movie fight—the desk got turned over, stuff was flying all over the place. We spilled out onto the weight room floor, still going at it. He wouldn't stop talking, so I decided to pull his tongue out. I stuffed my big ol' hand into his mouth, and I had a couple of fingers around his tongue, but it was so damn slippery! I was quite serious about pulling it out, but I couldn't quite get a hold of it. Eventually I gave up, the fight ended, and two minutes later we were hugging each other. It was so dumb."
That's right -- before the fame, before the WWE, before The Rock, Coach Patrick talked so much crap to Dwayne Johnson that he tried to pull out his tongue.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders already have some strong ties to the WWE, so the relationship with the Rock just makes sense.
Maybe Johnson will finally... come back... to Lubbock.