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Sam Bradford makes the right call by staying at OU

By John Rohde Published: January 15, 2009

/> While producing at an astonishing rate on the field, Bradford has almost always played it safe. He makes the smart pass, the wise decision, the right move, and Wednesday was no different.

He can thread the needle when need be, but Bradford decided this was no time to thread the needle by taking a chance on the NFL.

Bradford almost always knows the right answer. He entered last semester with a 3.95 grade-point average, a record tarnished by one lousy B. He is just a handful of classes short of graduating.

Bradford has left his fans in awe many times, but has he ever left his own father in awe?

Has Kent Bradford ever been overwhelmed by his son’s decision-making, on the field or off?

Has Daddy Bradford ever looked at his only child and thought, "Wow, this kid is something else.”?

Kent smiled and shrugged when asked if this was so.

"Sam does make good decisions,” Kent said. "That’s one thing as a dad I’ve never had to worry about.”

Were you impressed with his decision to return?

"Sure I was,” Kent said, still smiling. "I back all his decisions.”

With that, father and son quietly made their way to the elevator, politely declining any further attention.

With a push of the button, they were gone.

But they will return.

John Rohde: 475-3099. John Rohde can be heard Monday-Friday from 6-7 p.m. on The Sports Animal Network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1.

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