The ripples of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have had implications that reach further than anyone will every be able to quantify. In the days that followed our nation mourned and the decision was made to send troops overseas while football programs across the country were urged to somehow move on to help America recover.
Yesterday, a man named Alex called in to Sirius XM College Sports Nation and talked about his experience on September 11th as a proud veteran of the United States Army, and as a football coach. It's touching to say the least.
The message that he shared about how sports helped him and his fellow military members get through everyday life overseas in the days and weeks that follow as they protected our country is something that every casual sports fan, and especially coaches, need to hear.
As coaches we realize the impact that football makes on lives, but this is a perspective that many never even think of.