Memphis hadn't lost a game in more than a year. Ranked 13th nationally by the College Football Playoff, the Tigers were playing before a fervent home crowd of more than 55,000 and a prime-time national television audience.
They lost to Navy 45-20, snapping a 15-game winning streak.
Ask Justin Fuente about the memories sports creates for dads and their children, and that setback resonates. It was last November, less than a month before he resigned as Memphis' head coach to replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech.
Fuente and his wife, Jenny, have three daughters, all of whom crave the sensory overload of a stadium on game day. But after the loss to Navy, for the first...