Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin among college football coaches taking in solar eclipse


sec-college-football-coaches-solar-eclipse

Not every coach shared the same mindset as Alabama’s Nick Saban on Monday. Some were genuinely excited for the rare solar eclipse, and actually wanted to go stare into the sky rather than their TVs.

Those coaches who were most excited either shared it on Twitter, or were captured by others on social media. And as the craze over the solar eclipse swept the nation (while the eclipse itself made its way across the country), it also made its way through the coaching ranks of college football.

Perhaps the best photo came from Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who shared a picture wearing his specialized glasses in preparation of the eclipse:

The craze extended beyond the SEC to some of the conference’s top rivals. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was captured by the team’s official account preparing for the eclipse, with a bag of SunChips no less:

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t share his excitement for the eclipse personally. But he was capture letting out a celebratory noise in reference to the phenomenon:

Mississippi State’s football team joined in the eclipse excitement by using the head of center Harrison Moon to block the sun. Well, kind of:

The post Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin among college football coaches taking in solar eclipse appeared first on SEC Country.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Stephens, Keys play U.S. Open rematch in Atlanta
Stephens, Keys play U.S. Open rematch in Atlanta

The BB&T Atlanta Open will start with a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final. That’s right. The ATP men’s event kicks off with a women’s exhibition match Sunday night featuring Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys on Stadium Court at Atlantic Station. The two met in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open final in a match won by Stephens...
Falcons training camp: Eight practices open to public 
Falcons training camp: Eight practices open to public 

The Falcons open the 2018 training camp as players report to the Flowery Branch headquarters on Thursday and the first practice is held on Friday. Eight of the practices at camp, which runs from Friday to Aug. 4, are open to the public. Here is the schedule of open practices: Friday: Practice at 9:20 a.m., gates open at 8:20 a.m. Saturday: Practice...
Braves being cautious with Albies, remains day-to-day
Braves being cautious with Albies, remains day-to-day

Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies was out of the lineup Sunday, as expected, and remains a day-to-day case. Albies left Friday’s game against the Nationals in the third inning as a precaution due to right hamstring tightness. He appeared injured after doubling in the first inning, but went on to steal third and score on Freddie Freeman&rsquo...
Nation’s No. 2 DT, UGA target Travon Walker reveals commitment date
Nation’s No. 2 DT, UGA target Travon Walker reveals commitment date

Travon Walker reportedly has set his commitment date. The 5-star defensive tackle from Thomaston, Ga., will announce his decision at 6:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday, as reported by Rivals’ Chad Simmons on Sunday. Walker, who’s 6-foot-5, 272 pounds, will choose between Alabama, Auburn, Clemson Georgia and South Carolina. “I took...
Five things to know about the Braves on Sunday
Five things to know about the Braves on Sunday

The Braves and Nationals are hoping to squeeze in the series finale at Nationals Park on Sunday, though inclement weather has that in question. Saturday’s game was already rained out. Mike Foltynewicz will oppose Max Scherzer at 1:35 p.m. if the rain doesn’t impede. Here’s what to know entering the Braves’ second game since...
More Stories