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WSU’s Gregg Marshall also geeked out over Harrison Ford

Wichita State University Coach Gregg Marshall, second from left, met Harrison Ford at Chester’s Chophouse last weekend and even performed some lines from “The Fugitive” for him. Also pictured are Devon Smith, a member of Marshall’s coaching staff, far left, and Eric Lautenbach, director of college basketball for Nike Inc., far right.
Wichita State University Coach Gregg Marshall, second from left, met Harrison Ford at Chester’s Chophouse last weekend and even performed some lines from “The Fugitive” for him. Also pictured are Devon Smith, a member of Marshall’s coaching staff, far left, and Eric Lautenbach, director of college basketball for Nike Inc., far right. Courtesy photo

Add one more Wichitan to the list of people fan-boying out over Harrison Ford’s most recent visit to Wichita.

Coach Gregg Marshall.

We reported this morning about the three restaurants that Ford, best known for portraying Han Solo in the “Star Wars” series, has been spotted visiting during the past three days in Wichita.

After seeing that story, reader Jon Tuttle called to say he saw Ford at Chester’s Chophouse at 1550 N. Webb Road last Friday, Jan. 27, while dining out with his wife for their anniversary.

He even saw Ford pose for a picture with WSU’s head basketball coach.

Marshall’s wife, Lynn, confirmed the encounter. Nike’s director of college basketball, Eric Lautenbach, was also in town and dining with the Marshalls and got to meet Ford, too.

“It was really funny because Gregg talked to him for a few minutes and was doing lines from ‘The Fugitive,’” she said. “He did Harrison Ford’s part then Tommy Lee Jones’. Harrison Ford was like, ‘OK, so you’re doing ALL the lines.’ It was pretty funny. He was very nice.”

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