USC coach Lincoln Riley spoke today about assistant coach Dave Nichol.
“Just a really, really difficult day (Friday),” Riley said. “We’ll definitely miss him more than you’ll imagine.”
“As you can imagine a lot of emotion with the guys and certainly the staff members that were close to Dave.
“There’s a strong possibility I wouldn’t be in college coaching without him.”
Riley said this about USC’s three practices: “There’s a good vibe around this team. They really like working. You get a sense they’re putting a real effort in fully buying in.”
Here’s some reactions to Nichol’s death.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
WSU Athletics was saddened to hear the news of the passing of former football assistant coach Dave Nichol. A great man and gone much too soon. Our condolences and prayers are with Dave’s family and friends. Once a Coug, Always a Coug! pic.twitter.com/Fd4tLBYmqd— Washington State Football (@WSUCougarFB) March 25, 2022
God Bless you Coach Nichol.— Peyton Pelluer (@CoachPelluer) March 26, 2022
Thank you for being such a great man & mentor, and for taking care of us little people. I will forever cherish our time together in Pullman and Starkville, and our too short of time in LA.
Rest in peace friend – you are loved & missed https://t.co/wumDlCbMZh pic.twitter.com/ZTvyAhLghw
The kind of guy that takes you and your wife out to eat at one of the nicest restaurants in Las Vegas on your honeymoon and pays for it because he knows you’re broke. Also a guy that makes you laugh so much you forget he’s third wheeling your first dinner as a married couple. RIP https://t.co/oexboOHthh— Tripp Weaver (@ECU_Coach_Weave) March 25, 2022
My heart is broken.— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) March 26, 2022
I met Dave Nichol in 2002. He gave me my shot to be a college player and coach. Taught me everything. Safe to say I wouldn’t be here today without Dave.
1 of the best/most unselfish people ever. Love you & miss you brother-