STILLWATER — Basketball may be a large part of Michael Cobbins’ life for years to come.
But as for what he may ahead after his basketball career the Amarillo, Texas, native already has an idea — the family barbecue sauce business.
Cobbins can’t help but boast about ‘Haps Barbecue’ named after his deceased grandfather, who was known as ‘Happy’ because, as Cobbins put it, “he was always happy about everything.”
While the product may be small potatoes, he said there have been talks of getting the sauce on shelves in Walmart in the Amarillo area. And while it’s been a slow process, Cobbins, who is majoring in business at Oklahoma State, said he can see himself spearheading the business after basketball.
“Family has a barbecue sauce business, so I might take that over,” Cobbins said.
Travis Ford said he hasn’t heard of the Cobbins family barbecue sauce, but he isn’t surprised that his redshirt sophomore forward already has his eye on working in the business field.
“For him to fully understand what he wants to do does not surprise me, one single bit,” Ford said. “He’s very mature, very responsible guy. He’s somebody we don’t have to tell something twice to — which we have a few of those.”
Though Cobbins was restocked with the family sauce when he visited home over Christmas break, he said he’s been without for some time. Fortunately for him, the Cowboys will be taking a trip down to Lubbock, Texas — a two-hour trip from Cobbins’ hometown — Wednesday for a contest with Texas Tech. ...
“I’ve got a lot of friends and family coming to the game, so it’s going to be another good Big 12 game,” Cobbins said. “It’s almost like going back home. I’d like to play good in front of the family, of course, but I just look at it as another game.”