Penn State football assistant Herb Hand set to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ in June

Who says football coaching and knowing how to make a gourmet three-course meal don’t go hand-in-hand? Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand is hoping to prove they can when he goes on the Food Network show “Chopped” next month.

The episode, dubbed “Four Fathers,” will have the same elimination structure as every other episode, in which the worst contestant get “chopped” after each round until only one remains, but in this case, instead of chefs, the four contestants will be dads, and one of them Hand. The Food Network teaser says:

How will the fathers-turned-competitors fare with fish and salt and vinegar potato chips in the appetizer round? The dads get the gift of a bottle of scotch in the entree basket. And after the two fathers fight it out in the dessert round, the judges debate whose rice pudding and pretzel dessert was more successful. warns however, “The episode was shot last year so Hand will most likely be wearing Vanderbilt attire.”


Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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