Today is the fortieth anniversary of the Kent State shootings.
There’s an article out that interviews three of the football players on the 1970 team, one of whom is Nick Saban.
Nick Saban, then a Kent State freshman, now is a national championship coach at Alabama. Four decades later, he can still remember students lying on the ground and ambulances rushing away.
“I’d never seen anybody shot before,” he said over the phone Monday. “Even though I didn’t see them shot, I saw them after they were shot.
“It’s a horrible thing. There’s not a May 4 that goes by that I don’t think about it. Really think about it.
“Forty years seems like a long time. But it doesn’t seem that long to me.”
It’s worth a read.