Bronco Mendenhall and several University of Virginia players voiced similar sentiment that they were proud of how the University's students and football players reacted to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the home of the school.
The former BYU head coach for 11 years said he is not going let the violence affect the team, and this kind of reflection can be an example of how to deal with future incidents.
"Contemplation before action was really what I was sharing with our team," Mendenhall told the Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia.
He also was pleased his team's message of unity came through and that his recruits are still excited to join the Cavaliers in the future.
"I was expecting more concern," Mendenhall told ESPN, "but most of them are realizing that this is happening from people that are coming in from outside our city and leaving ... that won't necessarily be their neighbors and their fans. No recruits have said they're no longer coming, no parents are saying they're no longer coming."
And finally ...
It's unusual to see former Southern Utah players on an NFL field. Well, not this time. In last week's preseason game between the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts, NFL draft diamonds spotted three former Thunderbird greats in one picture:
That included safety Miles Killebrew, wearing No. 35 for the Detroit Lions, cornerback Josh Thornton, wearing No. 47 for the Detroit Lions, and tight end Steven Wroblewski, wearing No. 48 for the Indianapolis Colts.