Tennessee assistant coaches spend months on the road recruiting every year, meaning they face just about every imaginable travel scenario as they weave through a tangled web of connecting flights, rental cars, hotel reservations and everything else that comes with being on the road.
In the midst of all that – and just in time for Mother’s Day – Tennessee quarterbacks coach Mike Canales did a nice deed this weekend for a mother trying to get home to see her son play baseball.
Based on a series of tweets, it appears that Canales gave his seat up on one of his flight that was overbooked to a mom who was trying to get home to see her son play baseball. It turns out that not only did she make it back, but her son hit his first over-the-wall home run and won the tournament as well, and she was there to see it:
Thx @coachcanales for giving up your seat on the flight today. I'll make it home to see my son play baseball b/c you took one for the team.
— Meridith Hammond (@merhammond) May 13, 2017
— Meridith Hammond (@merhammond) May 14, 2017
It’s been a solid spring thus far for UT’s new quarterbacks coach, who drew very positive reviews for his work with Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano in spring practice and has helped land the Vols a couple nice pieces at quarterback in recruiting as well. Now he shows that he’s a pretty good guy as well after making this mom’s Mother’s Day weekend.