Christopher McComas Says He Should be North Dakota Coach Because of ‘Madden’ Experience

December 14, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Chris McComas said that he’s the right man to coach the University of North Dakota, who is currently looking for a head coach.

McComas said that he saw the opening on Twitter and decided to submit a letter–despite having no formal experience.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, he is a system integration specialist at Marshall University and doesn’t live anywhere near North Dakota.

“Currently, I work in IT at a college in West Virginia, but I have many years of experience with football, starting with attending my first Marshall University football game when I was 3 years old. In the past 30 years I’ve only missed a handful of Marshall’s home games, attended many road games, and all of their bowl games,” he wrote

He added: “All the while I played various football games including Madden on Sega Genesis where I completely dominated with the Bills and Thurman Thomas. Seriously, was he a beast on the game or was he a beast because I was a football genius controlling him? I then moved on to a Playstation gaming system and purchased NCAA Football every year and put together several programs that completely dominated the recruiting scene and college football winning several national titles with Marshall University.”

With Marshall, he said he “took them from a decent Mid-American Conference School on the game to a perennial national power that makes Nick Saban look like a chump,” referring to the legendary Alabama coach.

He continued: “My football philosophy is basically an attacking one. We’re going to give AIR RAID a whole new definition. Theoretically how many times do you think a team can pass in a game? Challenge accepted. We’re going 5 wide, chucking the pigskin all over the place. Never punt. Onside every time.”

A staff member sent a letter back to him.

“The position has posted on the UND website as well as other appropriate websites. Please be sure that you apply in the formal designated manner through our Human Resources Office (online process) before the December 10th deadline. Failure to do so will result in our inability to consider you as a candidate.  It is possible that you will receive an email from HR duplicating this information but I would encourage you to read that email carefully,” it reads.

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