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Coaches, players embracing trickeration trend

Originally Published: August 9, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

When Boise State perpetrated the Holy Trinity of Trickeration to win the Fiesta Bowl last Jan. 1 -- in the name of the hook and lateral, the halfback pass and the Statue of Liberty -- it wasn't just a divine ending to an epic game.

It was the crescendo to a steady buildup in boldness from college coaches in recent years.

Gambling is in. No, not the Tim Donaghy kind of gambling -- I'm talking about high-risk, high-reward play calling. Coaches seem to be going for the gusto like ...

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