NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Coker, a newcomer, is just plain excellent as the monosyllabic Bird, the “hick from French Lick” who was anything but a rube: Here’s an actor who understands how to smuggle gravitas into a caricature.”
“Tug Coker as Bird sparks most of the night’s biggest laughs just for his dry delivery of a few words… Bird must have revealed very little of what motivates him, but Coker has managed to fill the role with a quiet, heroic, ego-less stubbornness.”
“With the help of a Goldilocks wig and a well-tuned sense of humor, Tug Coker looks a lot like the man himself, while managing some good moves on and off the court.”
TAKE ME OUT
"Coker makes him (Kippy) every decent jock you ever idolized in high school—a gentle clown and a genuinely good guy, as pretty as he is perceptive and every inch one of the show’s three stars."