While Coldon has progressed to the NFL after just one season with the Sooners, the effects of his brief time in Norman continue to resonate. "C.J. arrived during the summer. Initially, he wasn't seeing much playtime, probably ranked fifth or sixth on the depth chart. He had an injury, and upon reflection, he realized that he just needed to heed Coach (Jay) Valai's advice," explained cornerback Woodi Washington. "Once he influenced everyone to follow suit, it elevated the entire group. C.J. did an excellent job of staying competitive and maintaining the mindset of faithfully executing the coach's instructions."