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Saban, big-name coaches test acting chops in 'The Blind Side'

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Jul 11, 2005
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    ATLANTA -- Lou Holtz couldn't believe what he was seeing. Tommy Tuberville simply said, 'Wow.' Houston Nutt sat back and chuckled. Nick Saban shook his head slowly and said, "This guy is something else."

    "CUT!" director John Lee Hancock shouted. "Let's do that one again."

    And so each former or current SEC coach, decked out in the school colors he wore in 2005 (yes, Saban wore a purple and gold LSU tie), pulled his eyes from the monitor and set himself again, ready to pretend to watch highlights of high school offensive tackle Michael Oher for the first time, and react accordingly. Cameramen, grips, microphone holders, sound technicians, directors and makeup artists monitored their every move. When they heard the word action,it was time to go.

    Hancock is making The Blind Side, Michael Lewis' best-selling book about Oher's fascinating life and the evolution of the left tackle position in the NFL, into a movie. The Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment production, scheduled for a November 20 release, recently wrapped 47 days of shooting in Atlanta.


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