Wacky Wednesday sounds more like a first grade teaching technique than a weekly ritual for the Cornell football team. It evokes images of coloring outside the lines, opposite day and goofy hats — not sweating, bleeding college football players hitting each other.
But there was certainly nothing goofier and more colorful than head coach Jim Knowles ’87 on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
To rumbling laughter, Knowles came jogging out of the locker room stooped over, head bent down, carrying one of defensive line coach Pete DeStefano’s trademarks — a pole with a fake football attached to the end, used in a myriad of defensive drills. Wacky Wednesday was in full force for the Red. Knowles even had a thick unibrow and mustache painted on his face.