Friday, July 20, 2012

Big moment approaches for DeBerry

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Longtime Air Force Falcons coach Fisher DeBerry is scheduled to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., tomorrow. Here's a snippet from a Thursday Denver Post story:

His qualifications on the field are impeccable. His 169 victories to go with 109 losses and a tie (1984-2006) made him the winningest service academy football coach ever, surpassing legendary coaches Earl "Red" Blaik (121) at Army and his predecessor, Ben Martin (96), at Air Force. But DeBerry isn't just another name among the greats of the college game.

"There's awesome responsibility to being a coach today," DeBerry said in a phone interview. "The game should be all about the players who are involved and the institutions they represent. There's great responsibility for a coach to do what's right for his school and program. We need to re-examine what college football is all about. It seems to be going in a crazy direction right now."

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