Amidst the halt of live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans across the world craved something, anything, to root for. And while traditional sports media resorted to broadcasting replays of old games, Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz, AKA Big Cat, knew we deserved better.
Shortly after March Madness was cancelled, Big Cat bought an Xbox 360 and a copy of NCAA Football 14. The console and game arrived on March 19, 2020, which marked the beginning of college football’s biggest saga since Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend: the rise of Gus Duggerton.
Who Is Gus Duggerton, AKA Coach Duggs?
Although he has a larger (and more loyal) following than many head football coaches at prestigious universities, Gus Duggerton is not, in fact, a real person. He’s the brainchild of Big Cat, who created the pass-happy coach in NCAA Football 14’s Dynasty Mode.