Thurman Thomas left Oklahoma State's golf media day last week at Karsten Creek and drove straight to Oak Tree in Edmond. Practice report
Q&A with Mike Hamilton
No, Thomas didn't play two of the nation's top courses in one day. Thomas was house hunting with PGA pro Scott Verplank.
The all-time leading rusher in school history, one of the top running backs in NFL history, Thomas said he and his family will leave Orlando, Fla., and move to Oklahoma. The only question is when. "I've been thinking about this for a long time," Thomas said. "You go through different phases in your life. Mine was Oklahoma State, Buffalo Bills and then I retired. Now it's like starting the second phase of my life." Thomas enrolled at OSU last week. He plans to finish his degree the next year to 18 months. Most courses will be taken online. When Thomas eventually moves to Oklahoma, don't expect him to have an office in the new football west end zone complex scheduled to be completed in 2009. "Playing 13 years in the NFL, I spent enough time away from my kids," Thomas said. "I know how much time coaches spend doing their jobs. I would like to be a spokesman for Oklahoma State, go to fund raisers, talk to recruits coming in. It wouldn't just be for the football team. I'd like to do it for all aspects of the athletic department." Thomas said he will consider moving to Stillwater but most likely will choose Edmond. The move could take place later this year. He might wait until 2007, possibly 2008.
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