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Wisconsin Gets Video Game Players As Serious Applicants For Football Job

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Many people sit in their homes playing video games all day long and believe that their experience running a football team in a game qualifies them for a real head coaching job. A story on the ESPN website from last Monday night says that 46 people applied for the open University of Wisconsin football job with many of them citing in their resumes that they had years of video game experience. [lead image via Jared Wickerham / Getty Images Sports]

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez decided to go the route of former assistant coach Paul Chryst at the end of the day but some of the other applicants were really out there. When people are writing in their resumes that they are “ridiculously good” at NCAA football for Xbox 360, that’s going over a line where someone may want to go out more often.

Chryst was an actual college head coach at Pittsburgh before he got the job at Wisconsin. That probably beats out any person who applied with their video game experience or someone who wanted $10 million to do the job. It just shows once again what people believe can happen if they just try really hard at a video game or at life and want to make it to the big time.


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