I recently read a short article by Matt Giles (NBC Sports) asking a question I have long thought should be reviewed by the NCAA. Are postgame handshake lines outdated? It’s my opinion that they are and there should be consideration to have a pre-game handshake immediately following the national anthem. This would serve as a replacement for the post-game exchange.
Every game coaches and players go to war and when the final buzzer sounds, very few want to shake hands with the opposition. My guess is 90 percent of all college coaches reading this would agree that they dislike shaking hands after the game when they lose. For those inside the game, it’s known as “the fly by” – a very quick handshake by the losing coach without any words being exchanged.