If you’ll forgive me for going a little off topic here today, I wanted to touch on more of my conversation from earlier in the week with former Gamecocks head coach Lou Holtz. (And, see, there’s your South Carolina connection.)
Holtz was called to talk about his affiliation with the Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team, which honors 22 players from all divisions of football based on their commitment, leadership and integrity.
“When somebody who plays college football makes a bad decision, you read about it nationally, but nobody talks about the great things that all the other people who play football do,” Holtz said. “We want to put an emphasis on some of the things people never read about it.”
This year, Charleston Southern offensive lineman Jordan Lancaster is a member of the team. Fans can vote to make Lancaster the team captain, meaning he will be honored on Nov. 9 in Orlando, Fla., by Holtz.
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To vote, go to ESPN.com and search “Good Works.”