Utah State football coach Blake Anderson continues to be an advocate for mental health and mental health awareness since his son Robert Cason Anderson died by suicide at 21 years old in February of 2022.

Anderson has spearheaded numerous mental health initiatives in the past year and a half at Utah State, and has now expanded that to a national audience on ESPN.

The Aggies’ coach was featured on “College GameDay” — ESPN’s flagship college football show — Saturday morning before USU’s matchup with UConn in Hartford, Connecticut.

In the seven-minute segment, Anderson’s story was unveiled, along with the mental health struggles of some current and former Aggies who turned to their head coach for help following his son’s death.

The segment had a powerful effect on those unfamiliar with Anderson’s story as well as with those who were already familiar with it.