Dec. 26, 2009
This morning the Bobcat seniors and Coach Solich arrived at the Detroit Masonic Temple at 6:50 a.m. to assist the Salvation Army in delivering breakfast to the less fortunate. It was an amazing experience and a great opportunity to step back and reflect on our lives. As college students who enjoy an opportunity of a lifetime, there are others out there who haven’t had a meal in a couple days or are homeless and living on the streets. It is so easy to sit back this holiday season and be thankful for so much and be very comfortable in our warm homes with our families and forget about those people and families who don’t have such things. I feel like there isn’t any greater Christmas present than taking time out to serve other people, especially the less fortunate. Not for a sense of pity, or achievement, but out of love and genuine care for other people. Coach Solich was the first in line to help handout food and was on the front lines throughout most of the morning. It was great getting to serve alongside Coach Solich and seeing him not just sit back and watch and talk, but out there giving and caring. Way to go coach! It was a great day to be a Bobcat and a great way to spend Christmas with my family, teammates, and coaches.
We are excited and ready for this game. It’s hard to believe that the whole season comes down to this last and final game. It goes by so fast and is definitely something to take in and enjoy. We are all thankful for the opportunity to be Bobcats. We are so grateful for the opportunity to come to Athens and do our best to represent Ohio and help be a part of the foundation that launched the program to heights it had never been. It is very humbling to think of all the great players who have come through this program and yet we have a chance to do something that no Bobcat has ever done: winning a bowl game. That is something that we are so excited about. I can’t wait to see all the Bobcat faithful in Ford Field and watching all across the country. Keep us in your prayers and I hope you had a Merry Christmas!