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Football World Reacts To Controversial Trent Dilfer Video

Trent Dilfer screaming on the sideline at a game.

BRENTWOOD, TN - AUGUST 21: Head coach Trent Dilfer of Lipscomb Academy instructs his players during a football game against Brentwood Academy on August 21, 2020 in Brentwood, Tennessee. High school football restarted this week across most of Tennessee despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still affecting many parts of the world. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Former NFL quarterback turned high school football coach Trent Dilfer went viral on social media this weekend.

Dilfer, the head coach at Lipscomb Academy, a private school in the Nashville, Tennessee, was seen getting physical with one of his players.

Video of Dilfer screaming at his player went viral on social media.

Dilfer has since addressed the video. “I want to address the incident on our sideline during Friday night’s game vs. Independence that has drawn a lot of attention,” Dilfer wrote. “First and foremost, I take full responsibility as the head coach and leader of our team for not de-escalating an emotional situation with one of our players, Beau Dawson. Beau is one of our finest student-athletes and embodies all the characteristics we are looking for in our Mustang players. Beau plays the game with the right kind of passion and is an inspiration to our other players. “During a moment of frustration in an attempt to get our team to play with more discipline, I unfairly singled Beau out. Somehow Beau Dawson has been portrayed publicly as the culprit in this situation, when in reality I should have been a better leader and shown greater wisdom and discernment in how I handled this incident. Overall, I could not be more proud of Beau and the rest of our team for how they handle the emotional nature of each game they compete in.” The football world is somewhat split on the video. Some argue that Dilfer was simply coaching, while others believe he went too far.

Dilfer became the program's head coach in 2019. He's helped build it into one of the top programs in the state.

Lipscomb won Friday night's game, 62-7.