BATON ROUGE - After close to a decade off of the sideline, Eric Randall decided to return to coaching as the head coach at Scotlandville in 2011. But before he could say yes, he had to make sure it could be a family affair.
"Of course Marcus played a key factor in me coming here because he was willing to come here too." says Eric Randall.
So with the addition of younger brother Marcus Randall as offensive coordinator, it was official. Eric, the former Southern legend and Marcus, the former LSU standout, would hit the field together for the first time ever.
"This probably has been the most time I've spent with him, probably in all my life," Marcus said.
"We've never spent this much time together. I've always had to chaperone or mentor," added Eric.
That in turn would lead to learning new things about their sibling, including how their personalities contrast but create a balance."I knew he was outgoing but I didn't know he was so laid back," Eric expressed. "He's laid back. He doesn't let things rattle him."
"When things need to get fired up a little bit more, he'll be like look, look, I need you to get more into it now and step it up." Marcus said.
As great as things have been for the Randall brothers at Scotlandville, no one's living the dream quite like their mother, Linda Randall. Not only does she get to watch her two sons on the field at once for the first time in life, but she also gets to witness them coach for her alma mater."I never thought I'd get the opportunity to see Marcus and Eric coach on the same field at the same time," Linda Randall says. "No I never dreamed of that one."
"This is something that's priceless," Eric expressed. "Every dad doesn't get a chance to coach his son and of course every brother doesn't get a chance to work with his sibling. If I don't work here another day, I'll never forget the three years that we spent here."