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Troops offer inspiration, motivation for coaches

Updated: May 28, 2008, 1:26 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- At one point or another over the course of five days of visiting U.S. military personnel in the Middle East, Georgia's Mark Richt, Miami's Randy Shannon, Yale's Jack Siedlecki, Auburn's Tommy Tuberville and Notre Dame's Charlie Weis expressed the same sentiment at least once: If I only could bring my team over here to meet these guys. …

One small example came through a briefing Sunday from Brigadier General Lawrence L. Wells, the commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary ...

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