That is a worry for some other day. Right now Geri has this wonderfully happy middle to believe in. Turns out the doctors had no idea how fiercely Shaun would rehab the knee. Instead of six weeks, he should be back in four. He should start his first college football game, against Duke, this Saturday, and Geri and Jim will be there to witness it, just as they will be in Philadelphia on Dec. 2, when Shaun will be part of that magical Army-Navy game that started it all for him. And so, three exits past the place where dreams usually give out, it will finally be real. After 4½ years of sorrow and disappointment and setbacks, the fighter-pilot-to-be will be wearing Navy blue and gold, ready to kick some serious butt. And that leaves only one question.
Hey, Recon, are you for real?