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Underachievers come in all shapes and sizes

Originally Published: August 31, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Defining a college football underachiever isn't easy. You can crunch numbers for days, but it still comes down to personal judgment. In fact, it's like former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's definition of pornography: We know an underachiever when we see one.

And, in fact, we see plenty. We applied our jaundiced viewpoint over the past 23 seasons -- dating to the 1984 Supreme Court ruling that curtailed the NCAA's powers to control television rights, which opened the playing ...

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