PHOTO: WMU coach P.J. Fleck wears armband in support of fallen Cincinnati player

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck showed Saturday that being a college football coach is about so many more things than X’s and O’s.20130929-155310.jpg

Ben Flick, an offensive lineman from Cincinnati, tragically passed away last week in an automobile accident. Fleck has no ties to Cincinatti. The Broncos don’t even play Cincinnati this season.

But Fleck knew the right thing to do against visiting Kent State on Saturday was to honor Flick’s death by having his team wear Cincinnati decals. As seen in the picture above, Fleck wore a Cincinnati patch on his jacket and an armband on his left arm.

It was a classy gesture by the first-year coach.

Fleck said after Western Michigan’s 32-14 loss to Kent State that Cincinnati coach Tommy Tubberville had not reached out to him. However, Fleck said he wasn’t looking for a reason to be recognized. He wanted to do the right thing and support a family dealing with a loss.

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