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Curious tale of Green

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So sit back and picture this - you're a hot-shot high school football player from Texas. You'll be a high school grad in the spring and you've got 15 full-ride scholarship offers in that shoe box under your bed and these are big name programs. Texas, Florida State, Cal, Nebraska, and others want you. You're the man of the moment and they all want you.

You see yourself down the road in college as a headliner in the newspapers and you dream of admiring your image on television along with all those big numbers that will shout your accomplishments to the world. You'll be the Big Man On Campus for sure and everyone will know you're a product of those famous Friday Night Lights back in Texas.

In college you'll walk into class on Monday morning and there will be pats on the back and a number of young ladies hoping you'll ask them for a date. It's all going to be part of your new life and all you have left to do when you put aside those images of greatness is to choose a school and tie on your cleats.

Gosh, we're pleased as punch that you've finally made a decision and you've chosen to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Didn't take long for the headlines - "Five star Texas tailback commits to the Huskers" is shown. You can't wait to get on campus and hear your name whispered as you walk by a group of young fans.

Read more: http://www.nptelegraph.com/sports/local_sports/butch_rasmussen/curious-tale-of-green/article_a89e9460-c6fa-5ded-adff-8ca5e10d73a1.html

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I read that story thinking we were signing some great running back. That thread needs a disclaimer.

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Good articles about the realities these kids face in big time college football. There is a ton of talent out there. It looks like this is how we got Trice and Peagram.

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