UTSA Head Coach Jeff Traylor Says Kickers & Punters Can’t Smoke Cigs & Slam Beers Like They Used To

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Before college, I was fully convinced the lifestyle of college football players, and even college athletes in general, was just like how it was portrayed in Blue Mountain State.

You know, getting ripsh*tted five to six nights a week at the frat houses, and showing up to practice the next day still drunk or hungover.

However, once you get to college, you realize that’s not the case at all. It’s workouts at 5 AM, class, meetings with tutors, then practice until sundown five to six days a week, and there’s hardly any time to ever really shut it off.

And apparently one college football coach in particular wishes some athletes could go back to the old days. And by old days, I mean punters and kickers being able to slam beers and rip cigs like there’s no tomorrow all the time, just because all they really had to do was kick a football on Saturdays.

And the college coach who’s nostalgic for the “good ole’ days?”

It’s the head coach of the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners, Jeff Traylor.

The Roadrunners are off to a not so great start to 2023, as they’re 1-2 going into a tough matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.

Unless we have an upset of Appalachian State vs. Michigan back in 2007 aligning in the stars, it’s gonna be a good ol’ fashioned blowout.

Although the Roadrunners are heavy underdogs, Traylor still wasn’t afraid to make some hilarious comments during his press conference.

While discussing kickers and punters, Traylor said:

“Back in the day they just smoked cigarettes and drank beers, all the kickers and punters did.

But I know you can’t do that anymore in America. Can’t do any of that fun stuff.”

Man, they just don’t make them like they used to. After reading these comments from Traylor, I can’t get the kicker from the movie The Replacements out of my head, who literally smoked cigarettes while he was kicking in games:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock