The best moment of Monday's BYU football practice happened long after the Cougars had stopped banging into each other and running past one another.
After the traditional end-of-practice pep talk from coach Kalani Sitake, the entire team gathered around 4-year-old Andelyn Hadfield of Lehi, a young girl inflicted with a cancerous tumor near her left kidney. The tot's condition is called neuroblastoma.
Honoring families who are dealing with difficult situations and challenges is part of a program that was known as "Thursday's Hero" when coach Bronco Mendenhall was at the helm. Now the Cougars call it the "True Blue Hero."