Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, April 2, 2013

Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander is known for his cheesy pregame pep talks, and he added another example prior to the South Region final Sunday. This time, Alexander used his literal tactics to hammer home the importance of a sports cliche. Alexander, stressing that the team had to play with a chip on its shoulder vs. Florida, placed a potato chip on the left shoulder of the team's starters.

Watch Alexander's speech at the 1:15 mark of the video above.

Here's what Alexander told the Wolverines after he placed the chip on their shoulders:

"I tell you what, fellas, you got to go out there and in order to beat the Florida Gators, you got to have a chip on your shoulder. Coach, let's eat."

Nik Stauskas took his words to heart, immediately grabbing the Pringle and putting it in his mouth. We'll assume the rest of the Wolverines followed suit, too. If so, Michigan might want to consider eating a chip before Saturday's national semifinal, because it came out on fire against Florida.


Check out another Alexander pregame pep talk:

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