Defensive Coach Henderson, known to his players as The Wedge, was not a man for sophisticated hits. “You should have taken that boy head on and shown him who was the man in this house. That dancing around is nothing but pantywaist bullshit. We are playing football. We hit head on. We bang. We show them who is the man, so they don’t come our way again…so they show respect. Respect is everything!”
The Wedge commanded little of the respect about which he preached. The team and most of its management long ago had concluded Henderson was the dumbest coach on the GGC staff. Some long gone quarterback had nicknamed him The Wedge, because it was one of the simplest tools known to man. The term became part of the college’s vernacular. If a student was called “a wedge,” it meant he was the stupidest kid around. If someone did something really dumb, he was said to have “wedged.” But Coach Moss Henderson was the college president’s brother-in-law, so he would be there as long as the president of GCC remained.
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