Last year during the spring game Nebraska handed the ball to Jack Hoffman, a seven-year old cancer survivor who bolted 69 yards for a touchdown, with help from the Cornhuskers. It was the ultimate feel good moment of the spring football season, and is a memory that football fans across the country will remember for a very long time.
At the conclusion of Rutgers' ninth spring practice, Kyle Flood helped to facilitate a special moment with two Scarlet Knight fans by having them participate in the final play of practice. The two kids, confined to a wheelchair, broke out of the huddle and pulled of a reverse that went to the house to end practice.
It may not have all the hype and fanfare of a spring game, but that's really not what these kind of moments are about. It's about providing the players and the participants a moment that they will cherish for a lifetime. Flood recognizes that you don't need a spring game for that.