A group of college football coaches is making a tour of downrange bases this week, meeting with servicemembers, coaching flag football teams and holding question-and-answer sessions with the troops.
The tour, set up by Armed Forces Entertainment, is the first of its kind and is being filmed for possible future broadcast. The coaches are: Mark Richt, University of Georgia; Randy Shannon, University of Miami; Jack Siedlecki, Yale University; Tommy Tuberville, Auburn University; and Charlie Weis, University of Notre Dame.
The bases to be visited and schedule for the tour were not released because of security reasons.
"We love the soldiers and their willingness to sacrifice for our country. We want to support them not only in prayer but also in person," Richt said in a press release about the tour. "I look forward to meeting as many of our men and women in the armed forces as possible during the visit."