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Scelfo fan of UA streaker

Gordon Bates

Most collegiate coaches would have given a politically correct comment regarding Thursday night’s streaker and referee impersonator Jace Michael Lankow.

They would call it immature, classless and a distraction that kept officials from handling the real task at hand — the benches-clearing brawl between the Wildcats and Bruins.

But not UA quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo.

“I thought it was awesome,” Scelfo said candidly. “Again, you don’t need that, but it made for great entertainment. I thought the guy was good.”

Scelfo, who recalled the streaking fad that blew up during his college days in the 70s and 80s, applauded Lankow’s idea to run onto the field in referee attire blowing his whistle and waiving his hands. But the 52-year-old coach did find one flaw in Lankow’s plan — his short pants.

“He had the short pants on, that’s the only thing that confused me,” Scelfo said. “I saw the whistle blowing and his hands waving and I thought, ‘why does this guy have short pants on?’ and then everything happened. I laughed, that was good.”

Although Scelfo found it entertaining, Lankow potentially faces up to 1.5 years in jail for criminal impersonation.

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