Mark Dolejs-US PRESSWIRE
Duke Blue Devils head football coach David Cutcliffe has not backed off of comments on twitter comparing Florida State Seminoles strength coach Vic Viloria to a court jester.
After the Duke Blue Devils lost to Florida St. Seminoles, 48-7, on Oct. 27, Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe took to twitter to take some shots at Seminoles strength coach Vic Viloria, who is often seen jumping around and waving towels on the sideline. Nearly a week later, Cutcliffe has not backed down from those statements.
Some of the tweets that Cutcliffe has posted call Viloria a court jester, even attaching a picture of an old time court jester to hammer his point home. On Thursday, Cutcliffe was on the "David Glenn Show" in North Carolina where he talked about the tweets:
"I've been doing this a long time, and it's interesting to watch people take different approaches -- it's not just strength coaches. When you bring attention to yourself purposefully, it bothers me a little bit.
When told that Viloria's actions were to motivate and cheer on the Seminole players, not to play to the camera, Cutcliffe said that something like that could be handled a bit better:
"Do it every day," he said. "You don't have to do it in front of a national television audience or the crowd."
The Blue Devils are currently 6-4 on the season and 3-3 in the ACC Coastal Division, one game behind the Miami Hurricanes for the division lead.