Marines from Selfridge ANGB in Mt. Clements were special guests at practice today, then hosted by Head Coach Jim Schwartz for lunch inside the team's practice and training facility.
"We admire what they do," said Schwartz.
The Lions had the day off Sunday and came back to a full-padded practice Monday morning.
Though that is undoubtedly a physically-demanding practice, Schwartz says having the troops watching practice helped the players put things into perspective.
"(The players looking) over and seeing those guys and knowing the sacrifices they make and how much time they spend away from their families, (impacts them)," he said.
"Obviously (it's) going to pick your level up and it's going to put your day in perspective."