If, for whatever reason, you're looking for an outstanding cover of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A., look no further.
Former UCLA coach and current Pac-12 Network analyst Rick Neuheisel went on the Dan Patrick Show Thursday and sang his own Born in the SEC—and it was simply amazing. Dan Patrick Show producer Paul Pabst tweeted the video of the incredible song.
This may sound strange, considering Neuheisel was born in Madison, Wis., and spent the entirety of his college coaching career in the Pac-12, but he nailed it nonetheless.
Go give Neuheisel's song a listen. Then go find him on Twitter (@CoachNeuheisel) and thank him. Also, this isn't the first time he has serenaded the show with college football tune. Back in September, he went on air and sang a brilliant tune about the journey of Johnny Manziel.
The former Bruin exemplified the SEC, knocking several lines out of the park. He said he "shed a tear the day Bear (Bryant) died," while also calling conference commissioner Mike Slive godlike.
His ballad also included an ode to the Manning brothers. He even took a shot at every other major conference, then finishing them all off by saying the SEC has more crystal (footballs) than Tiffany's jewelry:
"The ACC can’t play no D. The Big Ten and 12 are wannabes. The Pac-12 is just late-night TV. We’ve got more crystal than Tiffany’s."
He also gave a shoutout to every SEC school, tipping his cap to The Grove at Ole Miss, Mississippi State's cowbells, Tennessee's checkerboard end zones, the Kentucky basketball program, Vanderbilt's academics and Toomer's Corner at Auburn.
Of all the great ones, the best line might have come right after his nod to Alabama coach Nick Saban: "I like my football southern fried."
Me too, Rick. Me too.
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