"That was the culture that was created by the coaching staff," Mr. Eyring says. "That was glorious. He's going to lay it all down for his team. Well, that kind of mentality, rather than looking at safety first, is what ultimately led to his death."
"He should not be dead," Mr. Eyring says. "It should not be to the point where it cost the kid his life. Yeah, we had our NCAA policies and watched the video and had our talks, but I mean what it all comes down to is we all knew better."