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November 2000

November 2000


The Conductor

Texas Tech\'s Manny Matsakis is turning up his special teams with music
by: Jane Musgrave
© November 2000

While other coaches spent the off-season boning up on the latest offensive drills or figuring out how to defend against the pass, Texas Tech's Manny Matsakis was curled up with the latest issue of Psychology Today and wondering whether the heavy metal band Metallica could help his kickoff coverage team stop the run-back.

So far, Matsakis is convinced his time was well spent.

"Every time we play it, something good happens," Matsakis says of his growing love for Metallica whose members surely didn't have football on their minds when they penned the lyrics for "Seek and Destroy."

And, Matsakis didn't have Metallica on his mind when he came up with an idea of how to help his special teams squash the competition. But when he decided to give each of his special teams a name, a slogan and a theme song, the 1993 Me....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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