Saturday, September 25, 2010
Lou Andrus Field
Last night was a total surprise to him. He thought he was introducing the Governor Herbert who was doing the coin toss at the homecoming game. He was escorted onto the field with the Governor, through an honorary corridor, while the announcer went on and on about Lou's accomplishments. As he stood all handsome in front of the team holding their helmets down on one knee, and began to notice that his wife, who was supposed to be in California, his children, his nieces and nephews and closest friends were all there. As it dawned on him that something was up, his eyes got misty. The Governor said kind words about his friendship with Lou and then announced that the field was named in his honor. I looked around at my family, my tribe, and we all had tears streaming down our faces. I can't think of a better honor for a better man. He, as an educator, coach and friend has had an influence on many lives and to me, there is nothing my respectable than that.