Brooks, Shula quietly calm 'Cats, Tide
They took over scandal-scarred programs and preached commitment. Togetherness would get them through probation. Buying in would ease the pain of a postseason ban.
Give, they told recruits who wavered and returning players who considered a transfer. Sacrifice for the greater good of the football program and the overall betterment of dear old State U. Unite to help rebuild the place.
It was a nice recruiting pitch. Too bad Dennis Franchione and Guy Morriss didn't live their words.
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