Todd Graham and an early-morning baby arrival
MAY 17, 2013 11:43a ET
Graham was among the first to meet defensive graduate assistant Rudy Burgess' newborn son in a local hospital early — very early — Friday morning.
In a picture posted to social media by Burgess' fiancée, Graham is seen holding the newborn, Maddox Tyrice Burgess, as the clock on the wall in the background reads approximately 1:34. An ASU spokesman confirmed that it was not 1:34 p.m.
Objectivity and football matters aside, it's hard to not be impressed by a coach who gets out of bed at 1 a.m. to come meet the newborn baby of a graduate assistant he's known for only about a year. Burgess, a former ASU receiver, joined Graham's staff last season as an offensive graduate assistant.