Georgia spiced things up by giving fans a chance to design a play for the spring game. Arkansas State stepped things up a notch and gave a fan a chance to coach a game. this rare opportunity came at a price, but all for a good cause. The Red Wolves Foundation raised $11,700 in an ebay auction, giving Nick Bhardwaj a chance to pad his coaching resume.
Bhardwaj is the founder and CEO of Beyond Games, a developer of mobile games based out of San Francisco. According to the terms of the ebay auction, he will get the chance to coach Arkansas State for the entire spring game, provide the pregame and halftime speech to the team and a whole lot more. Bhardwaj will get to call the shots on big plays.
He will also get a traditional postgame Powerade bath from the team.
— Nick Bhardwaj (@NickLukan) April 14, 2014
Even head coach Blake Anderson, who is in no way in danger of losing his head coaching gig of course, is excited to step back and let someone else take control in the spring game.
$11,700 WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER… Can’t wait to meet the NEW Boss for Monster Mash. Gonna have a BLAST !!! Fast-Physical-FUN AStateFB — Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) April 14, 2014
This is a fantastic way for Arkansas State to get a chance to jump out and make some headlines with the spring game,r regardless of how it works out. Best of all, this could become something that continues to be a tradition at Arkansas State for years to come.
And if the mobile game plans do not pan out, Bhardwaj may have a chance to get into the coaching game.
Arkansas State’s spring game is scheduled for Friday night, April 18.
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