Wally Hall’s column today mentions a tale from Blane Johnson of Melbourne. Johnson took a carload of 5th Graders to Houston Nutt’s Football Camp and stuck around to watch. One child, who had recently lost his mother to cancer, got homesick. The story follows how Arkansas Defensive Coordinator Reggie Herring helped the child through his troubles and has a surprising ending, if you know only of Herring’s rough gruff exterior.
You’ll have to scroll halfway thru his article to find the story, past the ASU mascot talk.