"If there's a young man who is going to break my record it's going to be him," Woodside said. "And he has the perfect name: Chris Blewitt. He's going to Pitt and I've been working with him. West Virginia didn't want him."
(A pause here. Yes, the kid's name is Blewitt. He's from West Potomac High in Alexandria. He was deemed good enough for Pitt to give him a scholarship rather than a walk-on invitation. And, for the record, he's - stunningly - not the first college kicker with that type of name. Harvard had a kicker named Anders Blewett.)
"I'm just trying to pass on what I know and love: field-goal kicking and punting," Woodside said.
The former Mountaineer has worked camps in Morgantown for around 15 years, including one on June 9. Among those he's tutoring is George Washington High's Reed Deer, who was involved in a tragic car accident that killed teammate Drew Morton.
Woodside has also worked with names like Cleveland Browns kicker Shayne Graham. WVU fans might remember Graham for kicking a 44-yard field goal in 1999 that spoiled a dream of defeating Michael Vick and Virginia Tech.
"Yes, that was him," Woodside said. "He sent me a picture of it. Forty-four yards. He crushed it."
The best part of catching up with Woodside, though, was hearing him wax about his days in West Virginia. He married a Charleston woman, Teresa. Her mother, Elsie Atkins, lives in Charleston Gardens.
"Once I got to West Virginia," Woodside said, "the fans and state moved my heart. I just want to pass that on to whoever I can.
"I like to be invisible, though, in my role [as a kicking coach]. It's kind of like being a reporter. It's lonely at times. Others don't understand what it's like. But I speak [kickers'] language."
Woodside remembered the season he set the record. It was the year of Jeff Hostetler and the season-opening upset of Oklahoma.
"The offense would move from 20 [-yard line] to 20," he said. "I got opportunities."
"I loved that time," he restarted. "We were an up-and-coming company at that time. Now, [WVU is] expected to win. Back then, we were trying to learn how to win.
"What's great about West Virginia, though, is the fans love you from their hearts, whether you're a starter or not ... There is loyalty. They teach you to do unto others.
"I took a wonderful wife with me from West Virginia, but I also learned love and loyalty."
In a record-breaking fashion.
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