John Wall's dance. Matthew Mitchell's Michael Jackson impersonation. Drake's air ball. These off-beat moments are forever etched into Kentucky basketball fans' memories.
Should Madison Southern fans expect Coach Jon Clark to croon to the crowd or break-dance as his team takes the practice field for the first time in full gear at 12:01 a.m. Saturday?
"We're not going to do anything too crazy," Clark said. "It's just going to be a high-intensity practice for us."
Saturday is the first day Kentucky high school football teams can begin using full gear and conducting Level 3 and Level 4 drills — activities that include more involved contact and tackling. The Eagles wanted to put on their pads as soon as the KHSAA would allow.
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Clark said his defensive coordinator brought the idea of holding a midnight practice from a school at which he used to coach in Indiana.
He and his assistants discussed the idea at their team camp last weekend and thought it was something their guys would rally around.
The fifth-year head man said he proposed the moonlit practice to his platoon leaders — to help build leadership the Eagles are divided into eight groups, each headed by a senior captain — and they loved it.
"They already had talked about not wanting to wait until Saturday to start," he said. "They were like, 'I wish we could start earlier.' So we said, 'How about 12:01?' and they said, 'Let's do it.' They're really fired up about it."
Midnight practice events have become popular in states like Georgia, Florida and Texas. Ryle hosted a Midnight Madness in 2013.
This is the first time Madison Southern has put on such an event. Rockcastle County will stage its first midnight practice this Saturday, too, complete with 30-second musical introductions for its players and a fireworks show.
"Around here a lot of people look forward to the contact, us being a physical-type team," Rockets Coach Scott Parkey said. "It's also the time when we can really start executing everything, so we thought (Aug. 1) being on a Saturday morning would be a good time to do something."
Madison Southern spent time in the national spotlight last season because of a guy in its backfield named Damien Harris. Clark is excited for fans to get their first glimpse of the post-Harris Eagles.
"There are a lot of people asking, 'When are practices this year?' because everybody's got a big question mark about our team," Clark said. "There's a lot of people in our community wondering, 'Is this Madison Southern gonna stay where it's been or go back to what it used to be?'
"So we're allowing people to come see that we're moving forward."
Fans who can't make it out to Madison Southern on Saturday morning can follow along on Twitter via the team's account (@MadSouth_FB) and the hashtag #MadSouthMidnightMadness.