Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/24/12

Morehead State coach Sean Woods absolutely lit into one of his players during Wednesday’s 81-70 loss to Kentucky in a horrifying display. Woods, who played college ball at Kentucky, was so harsh on Devon Atkinson for fouling out of the game, that the senior point guard nearly began crying. Atkinson fouled out with his team down 69-61 and just under six minutes left in the game. Woods could be seen yelling, “Are you kidding me?” at Atkinson. He then shoved the senior in the back, and got in his face and began yelling. After being separated from Atkinson by an assistant, Woods stalked the guard to the bench and continued to berate him before finally letting up. “We’re still learning how to be basketball players,” said Woods after the game. Woods told the media that his message to Atkinson was “calm down and figure out a way to cheer your teammates on.” I’m not sure who’s buying that. Woods’ display was reminiscent of a no-nonsense coach like Bobby Knight, who used to berate his players and once slapped one. That sort of behavior is excessive, unprofessional, and completely unnecessary. “It doesn’t bother us,” said forward Milton Chavis of Woods’ sideline demeanor, per KansasCity.com. “It’s coaching. You have to accept coaching as a player.” “It doesn’t make us uncomfortable,” Drew Kelly said. “We can handle it and it makes us better.” Who knows if the players actually believe that. It’s quite possible they’re just speaking out of fear because they believe they don’t have a choice. Woods is a first-year coach and putting his mark on the program. We’ll see how well he does in recruiting after that display. I know that’s not the kind of style that would attract me as a player.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Grading the deal: Thunder acquire Carmelo Anthony

Oakland A’s support catcher kneeling during national anthem

Top takeaways from college football Week 4

Stephen Curry: Trump tweet ‘cemented’ stance about White House visit

Baker Mayfield seen talking trash to Baylor players before game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NC State DE Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

Rutgers TE uses rear end to make great catch

Report: Lions sign Jim Caldwell to multi-year extension

Wilton Speight leaves game with possible back injury

Roger Goodell preaches ‘unity’ in response to Trump comments

Six teams on upset alert in NFL Week 3

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

Eagles News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker