Today, we bring you quite the odd story that went viral a couple days ago after hitting the web. Only a few weeks ago, the University of North Dakota fired their head coach of six seasons, leaving a vacancy that needed to be filled. After seeing about the job opening on Twitter, Christopher McComas, an IT employee at Marshall University, decided to throw his hate into the ring with one of the funniest applications you will ever see that included a letter and a Powerpoint presentation.

McComas didn’t have any playing or coaching experience, but instead cited his lifelong fandom of Marshall University and his attendance of most every one of their games over the last 30 or so years. He then goes on to discuss his prowess at the NCAA Football and Madden franchises, including his philosophy for playing football.

While it may be long, I’m going to post the entire letter here as it is just plain genius and worth a read. The Powerpoint Presentation will also be included below in the gallery.

Currently, I work in IT at a college in West Virginia, but I have many years of experience with football, starting with attending my first Marshall University football game when I was 3 years old. In the past 30 years I’ve only missed a handful of Marshall’s home games, attended many road games, and all of their bowl games.

All the while I played various football games including Madden on Sega Genesis where I completely dominated with the Bills and Thurman Thomas. Seriously, was he a beast on the game or was he a beast because I was a football genius controlling him? I then moved on to a Playstation gaming system and purchased NCAA Football every year and put together several programs that completely dominated the recruiting scene and college football winning several national titles with Marshall University. I took them from a decent Mid-American Conference School on the game to a perennial national power that makes Nick Saban look like a chump. One year my third string quarterback left school early to enter the NFL Draft, he was a first round pick. Boom.

My football philosophy is basically an attacking one. We’re going to give AIR RAID a whole new definition. Theoretically how many times do you think a team can pass in a game? Challenge accepted. We’re going 5 wide, chucking the pigskin all over the place. Never punt. Onside every time. Chip Kelly will be calling me to learn my offense. We will put on an exciting brand of football, we will pack them into the Alerus Center night in and night out, go ahead and blow the roof off the place and add about 35,000 seats to that place.

I would love to speak with you further regarding this opening and what I can bring to UND, putting UND back on the national map and making NDSU our (b****).

Attached to this email you will find a PowerPoint with more information.


Christopher McComas

PS – I prefer Coke to Pepsi, so go ahead and fill the fridge up in the head coach’s office with Coke.