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Thoughts on the Emotional Last Three Weeks

Nov. 6, 2013

November 6, 2013
So, it is Wednesday which means it is my day to pull my thoughts together on the last week and the week ahead. The operative words in the opening sentence are "pull my thoughts together".

To do so, let's go back to three weeks ago. We were heading to Auburn and I knew the task ahead was difficult and that proved to be true. The Tigers were a formidable team, maybe the best FAU has played all season. My emotions were down, but I truly believed in the players, the coaching staff and the work everyone had put into 2013. Two weeks later, despite all that happened last Wednesday, my feelings remain steadfast.

Last Saturday's game was filled with emotion, from the former players returning as part of the homecoming celebration to the final interview, FAU simply shined. The game atmosphere was tremendous.

Sunday was an opportunity to watch the women's basketball team as they played host to Lynn in an exhibition game. The team is led by seven seniors and opens up their campaign this weekend on the road.

Monday, I had the opportunity to attend the men's basketball dinner. Coach Jarvis and Mark Noll from It's Owl Time put in a tremendous amount of work for this event. It was the first year I was able to attend and I now understand what all the talk has been about. Great Job Coach!

I missed the FAU SportsPage Radio Show due to the basketball event, but I understand Ken LaVicka, from ESPN 106.3 and Interim Head Coach Brian Wright did a nice job and was greeted by a spirited and strong crowd at Duffy's in Deerfield. Tuesday afforded me the luxury of being home by 5:30 with no events. Man, did the night drag on.

Tonight, Wednesday I will be supporting my oldest son at his baseball game, something that I don't get to do enough and tomorrow may be extremely tough to drag myself out of bed as he turns 16.

The thought of having a 16-year old maybe extremely difficult for me to swallow, however, the opportunity to raise both of our sons in Boca Raton, surrounded by the role models that FAU students, coaches and staff members have provided has been tremendous.

The saying "what a difference a day makes" could never be more true.