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That’s why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field.'Nobody is paying attention to the offensive line. Oher is currently playing left tackle for the Panthers on a 2-year, $7million deal, and coach Ron Rivera has high hopes that he will be starting for the team in the fall, despite this week's altercation on the field.
"We've always been close, I always looked at him as a little brother, we always played games together, always been a sharp kid and he's turned into a great guy," Oher said during last month's minicamp in Owings Mills." Jeanne Aarsand talked up SJ to longtime friend and Loyola men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos, who checked up on the 6-foot point guard through the Internet and Tuohy's AAU coach in Memphis.He then called Tuohy offering him a chance to be a walk-on.Most will recognize Oher's name from the 2009 critically-acclaimed movie The Blind Side, which told the story of how the formerly homeless teen was taken in by a wealthy Memphis, Tennessee family who introduced him to football - a sport that not only helped him to go to college, but landed him a career in the NFL as a first-round draft pick.'I’m not trying to prove anything,' Oher told ESPN.It took away some nerves." Unlike his big brother, who is expected to start at either left tackle (if Bryant Mc Kinnie doesn't get in shape) or right tackle, (Sean Tuohy won't make an impact on the Greyhounds for awhile. Tuohy can't compare the transition to his new environment to what Oher went through a decade ago, but "the thing that they have in common is that when Mike first came to Briarcrest, nobody gave him a chance to succeed or even previously. My sophomore or junior year in high school, nobody gave me a chance." Tuohy said he was offered scholarships to Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State.
He is redshirting this season and Loyola is loaded at point guard, with R. He could have been a walk-on at Mississippi, where his father set and still holds the Southeastern Conference record for assists, but he chose Loyola for the opportunity it would give him to pursue a master's degree in communications. For now he remains a walk-on redshirt looking to do whatever he can to help the Greyhounds get to a second straight NCAA tournament.
"You'll have to go through mama," said Sean Tuohy Sr., referring to his wife.
Though Leigh Anne Tuohy wasn't thrilled with her youngest child being so far from home for college — Collins had attended Mississippi along with Oher — the idea of having his big brother close by was certainly reassuring. said that his son's decision to attend Loyola "was about 80 percent Jimmy Patsos, and 19 percent the feeling he got for Loyola," but having Oher around "since the decision has been huge…Michael even moved SJ into his dorm." Said the younger Tuohy, "It didn't so much influence my decision but it made me so much more comfortable making it.
Asked if Tuohy has grown from the precocious, know-it-all 8-year-old whose movie character interrogated the likes of big-time coaches Nick Saban and Lou Holtz when they came recruiting Oher — a characterization that Tuohy joked was "unfortunately accurate" — Oher smiles. I had him and some of his teammates over and we watched the [NBA playoff] game and the [Manny Pacquiao -Timothy Bradley] fight.
"Definitely not the same guy in the movie," Oher said. He definitely can handle it, very mature, very smart. He's definitely his own man." Tuohy said his big brother had a "huge influence" on him growing up.
"The three things that I took from Mike was that if you were not having fun doing what you were doing, then don't do it," Tuohy said last month in the school's student center. I looked at him playing basketball when I was an 8-year old kid and thought 'Basketball must be the greatest thing ever.' "Another thing Michael said — and my dad also said — was that if he wasn't working, somebody else was.