Boosting morale

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Boosting morale

An airman tries the Quarterback Challenge with encouragement from Mark Richt.

Photo by: Special

Head football Coach Mark Richt in May joined other NCAA coaches for visits with U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East. Richt, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, University of Miami coach Randy Shannon, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis and Yale University coach Jack Siedlecki stopped at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany to visit with injured soldiers before traveling on to the Persian Gulf.

The support-the-troops trip was sponsored by Morale Entertainment in conjunction with Armed Forces Entertainment. UGA head basketball coach Dennis Felton participated in a similar trip last year for college basketball coaches, sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment and the USO.