College football is always full of great storylines and this year will be no different. In just over a week we will have the SEC Media Days followed by the ACC Media days and football will be going full speed ahead.
As we ease back into football mode (not that we ever really get OUT of football mode) I wante to pass along one of the more inspiring stories I will be following this season. It is the story of Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, who is returning to the field after missing all of last season battling cancer.
If you watched any game involving B.C. last season you probably saw him on the sideline with his bald head and trademark yellow towel. He was one of the best players in the ACC prior to being diagnosed and he did his best to motivate and inspire his teammates while he was out off the lineup trying to recover.
Herzlich is now cancer free and I for one can’t wait to see him back on the field this season. His courage, strength and resilience are an inspiration.
Our good friend and South Carolina Radio Network hall of fame intern, Ian Meropol sent us this clip of Herzlich from the morning show Ian produces on WEEI out of Boston. Take a listen and you will see why Clemson is considered one classiest schools in the ACC and why we all should fans of Mark Herzlich.
Mark Herzlich explains his fondess of Clemson and its fans
We will continue to pass along interesting football tidbits as we count down the days until kickoff.