What's on My Mind

From College Football to Life...

Write the letter….

Ive got a stack of letters on my desk. Old-school cards and pictures I actually printed (gasp) and are planning to send to people and surprise them. And today I got a call that no one wants to hear. One of my recipients passed away.  I only met him once, but he...

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Please Coach, Never Ever Retire.

For as long as I can remember Steve Spurrier has been everything that is right about college football.  He is an innovator. He is a visionary. He pushes the envelope and colors outside of the lines. I can relate to that. I am cut from the same cloth. He has...

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He was Love…

Ive had a lot of thoughts rambling around in my head this summer, thoughts Ive wanted to share with you all: thoughts of how great it is to cast off all of your cares, and just be kid-like again; thoughts of how amazing the College World Series was, and how I...

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I Believe….

"I Believe." It's a pretty powerful statement. I believe in many things.  I believe in myself, especially after making it up the world's tallest free-standing mountain for my friend, Kevin Turner, and a cure for ALS.  I believe in my dreams.  I believe in the infinite...

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Kilimanjaro in 18 Days. WOW!

Ever have one of those reflective periods in your life? It could be a day, it could be a minute, or it could last a season. Im there; in fact Im right smack in the middle of one of those reflective periods in my life.  Out of Africa is playing (one of my favorite...

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Today is THE Day!

Today is the day. The first day of the REST of your life. Will you heed the call? You have read the first line of my blog post and maybe you are fired up; if you aren't, let me continue. You aren't promised another day. You have only this day, Lord willing. Will you...

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An Open Letter to Kevin Turner…

Dear Kevin- I felt the need to pen my thoughts, so to speak, as I prepare to climb a mountain for you. As I type this we have a  little over 70 days until we depart for Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. As the climb up the world's tallest free-standing mountain becomes a...

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I Helped Because Someone Helped Me…

I walked into Crossfit Breaking Boundaries the other day expecting a brutal workout. Most of our workouts are brutal, and I have become addicted to the overcoming.  That is part of the allure for me. I was meeting two friends there to WOD with. One couldn't make it,...

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Update: Climb for Kevin

Everything changes January ONE for me. Booking my ticket for Kili as we speak. About to step up the training to five to six times per week. Im planning my suitcase and vaccinations. Ill be all over your TV, radio, magazines doing a media tour for Kevin and the climb....

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If people were to ask me the ONE secret to life, Id have to answer with ONE WORD….FAITH. Faith in Him. Faith in myself. Faith in humanity. Faith in my future. Faith that if I work hard enough, dream hard enough, grind hard enough, HE will make it all possible. Faith...

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It’s a Good Day in Alabama….

I know a thing or two about the Iron Bowl. I have seen it from both sides. I graduated from Auburn and years later I would move to Tuscaloosa to cover the Crimson Tide through two national championships. Some saw the move as treason, consorting with the enemy, but I...

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Football is a lot Like Life

I was listening to coach Fisher from FSU on Sirius/XM College Sports Nation with the great Jack Arute.  He was talking about the intangibles of "Famous Jameis," his young brazen quarterback Jameis Winston. He said Winston will come to the sidelines during a game and...

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