When Chitlin Circuit and comedy record legend Redd Foxx got the starring role in his own TV series, Sanford & Son, he took care of his friends. Lawanda Page, who played Aunt Esther, was his oldest friend and introduced Foxx to his first wife. Don Bexley and Pat Morita also benefited from their friend in the way of recurring supporting roles, valuable work to actors and comedians. Other Chitlin Circuit stars such as Slappy White did guest star one shot appearances.
The coaching business is packed with Redd Foxxes.
FIU announced the hiring of Ron Cooper as assistant head coach-defensive backs assistant. This completes the football coaching staff, although even an auto racing history geek like myself wouldn't call it a Cooper Climax.
Cooper's connection to FIU head coach Ron Turner: they were both on the Tampa Bay staff in 2012. Cooper's been a head coach at Alabama A&M, Eastern Michigan and Louisville and an assistant on enough staffs to fill a walk-in closet with coaching polo shirts.
There's some shuffling of responsibilities. Tem Lubaku, hired as linebackers' coach last month, now will handle the defensive line. Defensive coordinator Matt House takes over the linebackers.
Not a great Sanford & Son clip, but it's got Aunt Esther, The Big One and nothing that'll offend or cause too many folks discomfort in our sensitive age.