Ohio State and Michigan State share powerful rivalries with Michigan, but tomorrow they'll put those aside for something much bigger than sports. Both teams will be wear special decals on their helmets in honor of Chad Carr, the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, who has inoperable brain cancer, and has been moved to hospice care, per the Detroit News.
This isn't the first time Ohio State coaches have come together to help the Carr family. Recently, members of the Ohio State basketball coaching staff, along with the staff at Michigan, worked together to help decorate the Carr household for Christmas. The marching bands at Michigan and Michigan State also formed "#ChadTough" on the field at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
Tomorrow's matchup figures to be an intense and emotional game for many reasons, not only because of the enormous stakes for this season, but also because it is the last game in Ohio Stadium for Ohio State's seniors. With everything at stake, it is nice to see both sides taking some time to show respect to a heated rival, and to remember that there are far more important things than football.