Recent college sports incidents sicken me.
Another Heisman Trophy winner forced to return his award, does so seven years later.
An overall attitude of entitlement exists among many young players in upper division collegiate sports.
And then there's Stanford.
More importantly, then there's Stanford's Head Football Coach, David Shaw.
Listen to what he said about The United States Military Academy, (West Point) his opponent for this week's game: "I mentioned to the team yesterday we are playing against young men willing to do things down the road we are not. These are people who deserve our utmost respect. Our freedom is in their hands."
Tom Shanahan of Gameday Central reports: "For this road trip, Shaw deviates from the all-business approach college coaches follow to avoid distractions. In addition to the routine walk-through practice at scenic Michie Stadium, Shaw, West Coast born and bred, wants his players to see the campus.
"We'll look around a little on Friday," he said. "It won't be very much, but it will be enough to make sure the guys know where we're going.
You're going to hallowed ground.""
Indeed they are.
It is ground dedicated to duty, honor, country.
Coach David Shaw understands honor.
This will be a good game.
Read the full article here and see the interview video below (begin at 2:22).