In one of the sad stories of this college football season, LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger lost his daughter-in-law, Carley McCord, who died in a plane crash on the way to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

After LSU knocked off Clemson in the national championship, Ensminger and his son, Steve Jr. had a long embrace on the field no doubt thinking of her in the midst of the title celebration.

Ensminger still coached in the Peach Bowl, and made a very difficult call that night to his son.

McCord, 30, was a sports reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans and appeared as a sideline reporter for ESPN.

The embrace was captured by several members of the media, who noted the emotional nature of the family.

ESPN earlier Monday aired a feature about McCord, the Ensminger family, and how the LSU program has responded to the loss.