According to Robe Pate of the radio show All Eyes On Auburn on 97.3 FM, former Vanderbilt head football coach Woody Widenhofer is living the easy life on the Florida panhandle these days, collecting money from drivers at the Mid-Bay Bridge toll booth near Destin.
Widenhofer ‘s last college football gig was in 2007 at New Mexico State as the defensive coordinator, but he found the most success as a linebackers coach and coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970’s. He helped lead the Steel Curtain defense to four Super Bowl victories before leaving in ’84 to take over as head coach of the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL. He spent five seasons in Nashville as defensive coordinator and head coach of the Commodores before resigning in 2001 after going 15-37.
Click here to listen to the impromptu interview with current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin and skip to the 06:20 mark to hear about Pate seeing Woody in the toll booth.
One more thing, how the heck is Widenhofer pronounced WOOD-In-Hoff-Er?