CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Christopher McComas has no coaching experience. He's just played a ton of high-scoring college football video games.
That's the basis for the Marshall University web developer's tongue-in-cheek bid for the vacant head coaching position at North Dakota.
His mantra? "Chuck the pigskin."
McComas said Friday he and his gaming buddies would always joke about how their play-calling skills were better than some actual coaches.
He decided to act on that notion after seeing a random tweet about North Dakota looking for a new coach. McComas recently put together a PowerPoint presentation and attached it in an email to North Dakota athletic director Brian Faison. He also sent it to some friends so they could have a laugh.
North Dakota football spokesman Ryan Powell confirmed Friday that McComas is among the 72 applicants for the job.
"I thought the North Dakota people would see it, kind of chuckle and that would be kind of it," McComas said. "I had no idea it would become anything more than that."
A newspaper in Grand Forks, N.D., first reported McComas' application and word quickly spread. Posts on social media sites have both embraced his application and condemned it as nonsense.
His four-step blueprint: "Recruit great players. Win a lot of games. Recruit more great players. Win more games."
His offensive playbook: A variety of Hail Mary passes. His teams never punt.
"4th down? Chuck the pigskin," his presentation reads.