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Backfields in motion

Maisel E-Mails

Originally Published: March 16, 2005
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

On the one hand, it is heartening to see how many football fans can be roused out of their late-winter slumber by the innocent hyperbole of one coach.

On the other hand, holy moley.

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville's offhand comment that the Tigers had to replace the greatest backfield in the last 50 years touched a nerve. You responded with more than 700 e-mails in the first two days the story was posted, and the total continues to climb toward 900.

I haven't gotten this ...

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