Broncos’ Vic Fangio ending team’s hazing tradition

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Jul 18, 2019; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio talks to the media following training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

New Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio is about as old school as it gets. He’s been coaching football since the late 1970s and has been on the NFL sideline for over three decades.

Fangio, 60, is letting this old-school mentality kick in during training camp. The first-year head coach noted on Tuesday that he has decided to end the annual hazing tradition that the Broncos have taken part in recently.

“I just don’t think it’s right. I just don’t believe in hazing,” Fangio said, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “There are traditions that stay put. Guys are getting up in front of the team and doing a little skit every night. Maybe a rookie’s carrying somebody’s pads off the field and so on, or bringing in the doughnuts or the breakfast. But nothing physical.”

Of course, the hazing tradition that Fangio is ending includes rookies getting some of the funkiest haircuts you will ever see. It’s actually been a work of art in recent years.

This is definitely a Clint Eastwood “get off my lawn” moment from the hard-nosed head coach.