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Gus Malzahn dancing to ‘U Can’t Touch This’ a delightful trip in wayback machine (video)


Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn may be currently riding high as one of the most successful head coaches in college football, but it wasn’t all that long ago he was an unknown, toiling in relative anonymity in the high school coaching ranks.

A trip in the wayback machine to 2001 has delivered us a delightfully awkward video from 2001, when Malzahn was head football coach at Shiloh Christian High School. Somehow, someway, this fantastic video has eluded mass publication, but someone has tracked it down and finally posted it on the Internet.

Ladies and gentlemen, Gus Malzahn, head coach of the No. 3-ranked Auburn Tigers, clumsily getting down and funky — even breakdancing — to some kind of karaoke version of the M.C. Hammer classic, “U Can’t Touch This.”

Wow. This is like the Bizarro World version of the cursed videotape from “The Ring.” Instead of ending up as a corpse with a look of utter horror on one’s face, watching this comically absurd debacle makes a person incredibly happy and unable to wipe the smile from one’s face.

And here’s a GIF that sums it all up quite nicely in one neat little breakdance bow.

Oh dear. Amazing. It’s like an outtake from “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” but, you know. entertaining.

And what’s up with the keyboard dude? Weird, wild stuff.

[H/T Deadspin]