The only thing more prevalent on Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt’s Twitter timeline than his Pepsi photos over the past two months were an unusually large number of photos of Leavitt playing laser tag (or in some cases, Leavitt after laser tag).
The 60-year-old coach, who helped turn around the Colorado defense over the past two seasons before recently taking the same job at Oregon, apparently used laser tag on the recruiting trail and became known -- at least among the Ducks' coaching staff -- as a force to be reckoned with.
“I was in there,” Oregon head coach Willie Taggart said. “Jim will get on the ground. He gets into it. He’s laying on the ground, sneaking up around the corner on you. I hate being on his team because he’ll shoot you, too.”
Based on the photo evidence, it appears Leavitt is more excited about laser tag than ... probably anyone else who has ever played laser tag.
OMG! We are hitting the mark in recruiting. Getting on a roll! Go Ducks! pic.twitter.com/hP0Tnwzlp2— Jim Leavitt (@CoachJimLeavitt) January 30, 2017
After Laser Tag!!! These guys are good!! Moxie was on the loose! Go Ducks! Only 5 refills of Pepsi. Energizing pic.twitter.com/8tyetptzkO— Jim Leavitt (@CoachJimLeavitt) January 22, 2017
Last night of Laser Tag!! Focused and Ready for whatever comes! These guys are darn good! Have to rely on experience. Go Ducks! pic.twitter.com/dO0cPhj5IX— Jim Leavitt (@CoachJimLeavitt) January 29, 2017
And, like any good football coach will tell you, recovery is important -- even in laser tag. Looks as though Leavitt heeded that advice for his laser tag experiences.
After laser tag and basketball vs the players I needed to relax in the relaxation room! Just what I needed. Tomorrow heading east! Go Ducks pic.twitter.com/3DGUaoIFX1— Jim Leavitt (@CoachJimLeavitt) January 15, 2017