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


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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:

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