For those of you who didn't catch that interview with 60 Minutes tonight on CBS, check it out on cbsnews.com. I always respected the guy as a coach, but never really trusted him as a person. I thought he was all Hollywood and did buy into the scandals somewhat. After watching this bit about him, I have all the respect in the world for the guy and am not surprised he can pull in anyone he wants in terms of recruiting. This guy goes out in the middle of the night to the worst of neighborhoods in LA, talking to gangsters and those growing up in areas where such a lifestyle exists, talking to them and mentoring them in order to change the way they live and motivate them towards living a better life. I've been to these areas before and its downright scary. This takes balls what he does and it also takes heart.
Mike Lantry, 1972