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Second time around has been much harder for Noah

Joakim Noah unexpectedly returned to Florida and has received an education in human nature this season, writes Pat Forde.

Originally Published: March 28, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

To the shock of nearly everyone outside the University of Florida, Joakim Noah decided last April to come back for another year in college -- only to find that the curriculum had changed.

The basket weaving that was 2006 has been replaced by the biophysics of '07. The continuing education of Jo Noah has, at times, been an immersion in the school of hard knocks, cheap shots and crude taunts.

A year ago Noah had all the answers, having catapulted out of relative obscurity to ...

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