A full-page ad appearing in Friday’s Wisconsin State Journal displays a personal message from Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, thanking Wisconsin for its hospitality in the near-week his team has been in Madison.
After last Saturday’s game against the Badgers, the Owls were forced to remain in Madison due to Hurricane Irma. UW opened up its facilities to FAU’s program and athletic director Barry Alvarez promised to “help in any way possible.”
FAU wide receiver De’Andre McNeal also publicly thanked UW on Twitter earlier this week.
Here’s the full message from Kiffin (a photo of the ad is above this story):
Dear Badger Nation,
Thank You! You have opened your hearts to our football program for the past six days in our time of need. Every single person on campus and in the community was kind and courteous. The Badger Football Team even shared their home with us and made our stay as comfortable as possible. We are forever indebted to the Wisconsin Athletic Department, Athletic Director Barry Alvarez and Head Coach Paul Chryst for their collective generosity. We wish you nothing but the best of luck and with the rest of your football season. ON WISCONSIN!
Florida Atlantic University Head Football Coach
Additionally, support came in from some Wisconsin players who met up with FAU after the game on Saturday night at the Owls’ hotel to pray together.
Best wishes to the FAU program and all of those affected by the devastating storms recently.