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Burns Talks About Being a Dad and a Coach

Burns Talks About Being a Dad and a Coach

Coaches are often looked upon by players as father-figures. Sports teach players some of the basic aspects of life and a lot of time is spent together. San Jose State defensive coordinator Keith Burns is a true father-figure to one player - his son Tanner, who is a sophomore safety with the Spartans. Burns recently spoke with Inside Sparta about what it's like coaching his son.

During the second quarter of the 2008 game against Idaho found San Jose State leading 10-7. The Vandals were driving and sophomore quarterback Nathan Enderle dropped back to pass on third and 10 from the SJSU 44. He reared back and fired a shot toward the endzone, then watched as SJSU freshman safety Tanner Burns brought down the ball for an interception and touchback, ending the Vandals threat...

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