West Virginia assistant coach Blue Adams has only been around the Mountaineers for a few months but he can already tell how much these fans support one another.
Adams came to WVU after being a part of the Miami Dolphins staff for a few years. He landed in Miami in 2012 after serving some Division I schools for three years.
A 36-year old who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2003 after his college days at Cincinnati, Adams has a full life ahead of him, on and off the football field. However, things slowed down a bit over the weekend for Adams and his family.
His son, Danny ‘Sire’ Adams passed away from cancer. He was only 15. Danny was diagnosed two years ago and the cancer greatly affected his motor skills.
For Adams to be coaching at the highest level of college football, it’s a full-time, around the clock job. From scouting reports to recruiting trips, he is busy all the time. The job is certainly demanding and working alongside a perfectionist like Dana Holgorsen is no easy task, either.
It’s got to be hard for a coach to juggle the responsibility of this job and the demands at home. Adams had to adjust all the time to make sure he was doing his job at West Virginia, and making a good first impression at that. He also had to take care of his son and be there for him as he was fighting a deadly disease.
Adams had to know this day was coming, as reluctantly as possible. His last tweet before his son passed away was one of encouragement for all of Mountaineer Nation and potential football players who may be entertaining the idea of coming to West Virginia.
Adams has the ability to become an ace recruiter for the Mountaineers. His experience and young age gives him the right ideals when representing West Virginia and the WVU football program.
In turn, he gets to experience the compassion that many enjoy sharing in the Mountain State.
The cornerbacks at West Virginia have a great guy to lead them into the next season. Adams is a man of character and he, of all people, can rise to the occasion and pick himself up after this sorrowful situation. It’s something no parent should have to go through, but Adams and his family have more support to help get them through it all.
All of West Virginia is Sire Strong for Coach Adams.