On Friday, January 6, funeral services were held for legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards. After his passing, many have noted Edwards' unique ability to combine football with his faith. In fact, Edwards said, “The goals and successes of my professional life pale in comparison to my personal goals of an eternal family, receiving exaltation and being with the Savior again.”
Among the tributes given to Edwards was that of Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, who shared many touching memories of Coach Edwards that provide surprising insights into the kind of man he was and the life he lived:
Young spoke to ESPN about the death of the BYU coach, saying Edwards’ personable attitude helped create a winning culture.
"It's a tough time for all of us," Young, an ESPN analyst, said Thursday, according to ESPN. "The No. 1 quality that coach had was a gift—I'm going to say it was from heaven that he had the ability to look at you and get a sense of you and be able to have a vision for your future. To see things that you didn't see, to see potential in you that you didn't know about. … It was personal to you."