has — like Tuohy himself — grown dramatically in the 10 years since Oher was brought by Tuohy's family into their home in the leafy suburbs of Memphis.
If those early years became the genesis of a best-selling book and a hit movie that documented Oher's transformation into a college football star at Mississippi and the No.
" 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.
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.