Having an Impact

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:18 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Nov 26, 2009 8:0 AM CDT

Bedlam brings back many memories for fans in state, but perhaps the most vivid of the last ten years is Rashaun Woods' game-winning catch in the Cowboys' (3-7 at the time) 16-13 win over the 4 th -ranked Sooners in 2001.   It spoiled the Sooners' chances of a Rose Bowl bid.   This time around it's the Sooners with the chance of upsetting the Cowboys' BCS dreams.

We were fortunate enough to catch up with Rashaun on Wednesday as he was gracious enough to allow us into his home to talk about Bedlam, his career and current job as an assistant coach at Star Spencer.

Rashaun told us that leaving the professional game after four injury-plagued years was difficult, but he always had coaching as a fallback plan.   He spoke fondly of legendary Millwood coach Leodies Robinson and of "Coach Rob's" impact on, not just the football careers, but the lives of so many young men.   Rashaun says he hopes he can have the same type of impact on the lives of the players he coaches.

"Coach Rob" passed away last week and his funeral was held this past Monday.   At this time of year when we give thanks, we should give thanks that we have young men with the character and conviction of Rashaun Woods to take the places of great men like "Coach Rob."

I'm headed to Vegas to do radio with my pal Bryndon Manzer on the OSU Basketball games at the Las Vegas Invitational.

Happy Thanksgiving