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Cardale Jones: The Rise of an Improbable Leader

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By: Jon Finkel What makes a leader of men? Poise? Confidence? Rising to an occasion? Perhaps it’s the ability to rally men to a cause, or to make them believe they can achieve greatness. On the football field, rarely are those traits embodied in a National Championship game by a quarterback as green as Ohio State’s redshirt sophomore starter, Cardale Jones. And yet, last night …

Never Forget Herschel Walker’s Iconic Duel vs. George Rogers

By: Jon Finkel Thirty-six years later and it still gnaws at him. The best high school running back in the state of Georgia decided to attend … the University of South Carolina? The same South Carolina that Georgia hadn’t lost to in 14 games; that he himself, Mike Cavan, the former quarterback for Georgia, was undefeated against? How could this big, fast kid from Duluth …

Cal’s Legendary Coach: Pappy Waldorf

By: Jon Finkel Among the many forms of endearment that a man can hope for upon exiting his role as an iconic football coach at a major university, the highest honors are clearly the following: A stadium with your name on it, a statue on campus and being the namesake of a local sports bar or restaurant. For Pappy Waldorf, the head coach of the …