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What I learned from Ty Willy

Alan Grant played for Tyrone Willingham at Stanford. And Ty taught him some lessons that'll stay with him for the rest of his life.

Updated: October 6, 2006, 2:03 PM ET
By Alan Grant | Special to Page 2

A college coach is different from a professional one. A college coach, if he tries, can make a difference in a young person's life. I guess that goes a long way with me -- trying to do the right thing, I mean. Nobody ever completely succeeds, but some men make a genuine attempt.

Tyrone Willingham is one of those guys.

Washington, Willingham's current team, has gathered some momentum in the rebirth of a program that was, by all accounts, left for dead in 2002 after the departure ...

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