SB Nation Seattle's Brian Floyd writes that former Washington State University quarterback Ryan Leaf is a familiar face around Pullman, Washington, where he is staying actively involved with the football program after his career and life took a wrong turn.
Now, I see Leaf roaming the sidelines at almost every Cougar football game. He was in Pullman last weekend, wearing his trademark backwards hat, laughing and joking with other former players. He looks like he's genuinely enjoying himself again, putting the negative past behind him while working to change his image.
Like many others, I'm proud to call Ryan Leaf a Coug. His shortcomings of the past are a cautionary tale, but the way he's dusted himself off and worked to become a better man makes me proud.