A season of hope
National signing day offers optimism for teams down on their luck
As bowl season begins in college football, no shortage exists of programs that need a lift, a boost of support to help survive the ever-increasing buzz sure to reach a deafening pitch from South Beach as the BCS title game draws near.
For traditional powers such as Ohio State, Miami and Tennessee, there's little worse than a December at home as the nation fawns over Notre Dame.
Still others dread what they view as another championship gift-wrapped for the Southeastern Conference. ...
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