How college football players adapt to career-ending injuries

Good story from Sam Khan that includes Dave Piland

Piland said shortly after he retired he traveled to Austin just to get out of town and get away from everything. A friend of his asked Piland to go down the street to watch Texas play, but Piland didn’t want to. He ended up going.

“I had sunglasses on and I just cried my eyes out,” Piland said. “No one knew, but I thought ‘I’ll never get to be on the field again where it’s you [playing].’”

Piland currently works in the oil and gas industry but also does private quarterback coaching on weekends, which has kept him involved. He said he would like to be a coach one day.

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Maybe some of these guys can use their experience to help others in the same situation.