After the excessive celebration penalty on Toryan Smith in Saturday’s win over Navy I remembered a quote from Weis last year about practicing celebrating after scores. Tonight I found the quote.
But you practice stuff like that. We practice celebrating after scoring a touchdown, because some guys just don’t get it.
My question is, how do the excessive celebration penalties keep happening. I understand that emotion is part of the game and I love to see the team playing with emotion, but if the team is indeed practicing celebrating than Smith, a junior, should have clearly known that diving into the end zone in such a manner would draw a penalty.
Last year after Brian Smith’s interception return for a touchdown against Boston College, an excessive celebration penalty ensued after players ran off the sideline and onto the field to celebrate.
For a team that practices celebrating, we sure do get enough excessive celebration penalties.