Following Mississippi State’s victory over Memphis on Saturday night, senior quarterback Chance Lovertich decided that he would soon be turning from cowbells to wedding bells.
Lovertich, a Brandon native, proposed to his girlfriend on the field and in typical Mike Leach fashion, the Bulldogs’ head coach had a few comical words of conventional wisdom to offer the newly engaged couple.
“First advice — elope! Just eliminate all the family input aggravation, change of constant, change of course that exists with planning weddings, and the anxiety and the pressure that almost drives people to divorce before they even start,” Leach said during Saturday’s postgame press conference. “The second would be if you’re not going to elope, let’s get it done certainly by the off week. You can honeymoon it up during the off week.”
Leach, a husband and father of four, then pivoted and offered some actual fatherly advice to the Lovertich and his bride-to-be. He encouraged the two to remain true to who they are and not to get sucked into a monotonous lifestyle for the sake of appearance.
“The other thing, continue to make sure that you hang out with your friends and pursue all the interests and things you did that she fell in love with — that you fell in love with,” Leach added. “There’s nothing worse than two people that get married that try to act all domesticated because they think that’s how married couples and old people behave. It’s the most bogus, boring stuff and it’s incredibly disturbing.”