U Of I Basketball Coach Lost Weight After Daughter Fat Shamed Him
Are all daughters this ruthless?
First of all, congrats on the weight loss coach. 42 pounds is nothing to sneeze at, the last 5 pounds are the hardest but I'm sure you can do it.
Now let's talk about why he lost the weight. Rewind to last March. Illinois wins a big game against Michigan. He does the postgame interview like he has 100 times before. Goes back to the lockerroom to celebrate with Ayo, Kofi, and the boys and thinks about what a great night it has been.
Then coronavirus hits and his 3 daughters all move back home with Brad and his wife. His oldest, a Junior at Illinois, hands him this picture:
...and asks him which of his three chins (the interviewer) liked best.
Brutal. But honest. Underwood says in the above interview that he kind of let his health get away from him. The honest words from his daughter inspired him to take better care of himself. This story was written about him about 3 months ago on how he was walking around 10 miles a day and lost 30 pounds. It didn't mention anything about the chins comment though.
It's awesome that Coach Underwood feels great because he needs all the energy he can muster to guide the best basketball team Champaign has seen in about 15 years.
Oh and congrats on the latest 4-star signing. You have Champaign buzzing.