Why Rice’s Cornell football players didn’t cry
Rice football players at Rice University had an amazing experience during the final weeks of the regular season, when they were treated to an emotional moment of peace after their team was defeated by Nebraska.
The players and staff were taken off the field for the final time after the Huskers lost to the Rice Owls in the Cotton Bowl, but they weren’t treated to any tears.
“We were just sitting in the room,” Rice head coach Scott Frost told reporters.
“We had a chance to talk and feel better.
That’s all we needed.
It’s not just about football, it’s about our family, too.”
The Cornell Owls have been a perennial top-ranked team in the state of Texas since 2008 and are now set to compete for the College Football Playoff title in 2018.
While the players were left off the team for the last two weeks of practice, Frost said the players had been treated to the emotional moment after the team was beat by Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game.
“They were treated like they were still part of the team,” Frost said.
“They didn’t want to talk to us.
They didn’t ask us any questions.”
It is not the first time that Rice football has faced adversity during the regular seasons.
The program faced major adversity in 2016 when the Owls won just one game in the regular-season and missed out on the playoff by one game.
“It’s been a roller coaster for the whole program,” Frost added.
“This was just another chapter in the book.”