In Thursday’s edition of the Daily Mail, I’ll have a story on Eddie Sullivan and his progression as a quarterback ahead of this weekend’s Marshall-UTEP game. I talked to QB coach Tony Petersen and starting QB Brian Anderson about Sullivan’s play, how he has calmed down on the field, etc.
In the middle of my interview with Sullivan earlier this week, he started talking about how he feels about the sport of football. I didn’t really have a place in the story for his comment, so I thought I’d share it here.
I don’t know why some people play football. I know why I play football. I play it for me. I play because I love to play the game. I don’t play it because it could be a future job for me. I don’t play it because it got me into college. That’s not why I play football.
I play football because I love football. That’s the only reason I’ll ever play. If I ever stop loving it, I won’t be involved with it. You have to love it and you have to play with passion and you have to want to do it, and I want to do it every day. Nothing will change that.