Lions HC Dan Campbell Says He Drinks 40 Ounces of Coffee, 4 Espresso Shots Per Day

Adam WellsAugust 4, 2021

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 03: Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell tells a story during the morning press conference during the Detroit Lions preseason OTA practice on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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One reason that Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is such an animated character is what he drinks to help himself wake up every morning. 

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Campbell explained he starts every day with two Starbucks venti size Pike Place Roast coffees with two shots of espresso in each.

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Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell has to have the most absurd coffee order of all time.<br><br>Two venti coffees from Starbucks with two espresso shots in each is more than 1,100 mg of caffeine.<br><br>That's the equivalent of drinking 10 Red Bulls...every single morning.<a href="https://t.co/Y1JGZckke3">pic.twitter.com/Y1JGZckke3</a>

It's a miracle of science and testament to his physical health that Campbell is able to function each day with that much caffeine in his system. 

Campbell certainly appears to have kept himself in excellent physical condition since his playing career ended after the 2009 season. He played 11 years in the NFL as a tight end. 

If the daily routine makes him more effective and alert, perhaps Campbell will be able to get the Lions back on track sooner than expected. He has a tall task ahead of him, but it certainly seems like a job he's prepared to handle.