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Let 'er Rip
John Walters
August 14, 2000
A Five Minute Guide to the New Season
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August 14, 2000

Let 'er Rip

A Five Minute Guide to the New Season

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Oct. 28, Nebraska at Oklahoma
The Huskers, thanks primarily to quarterback Eric Crouch, had the Big 12's top rushing team a year ago. The Sooners, thanks to quarterback Josh Heupel, had its top passing team. Old rivals meet for the first time since 1997.

Nov. 4, Clemson at Florida State
No school from outside Florida has won in Tallahassee since 1989, but Clemson is much improved. The father-son sideline duel between the Seminoles' Bobby Bowden and the Tigers' Tommy is intriguing enough. Think it might be heightened a bit for the son after seeing his dad steal three of the top recruits out of South Carolina last winter?

Nov. 18, Auburn at Alabama
Yes, you read that right—at Alabama; for the first time since 1901 the Tigers will play in Tuscaloosa. And forget what anyone else says, this is the rivalry in college football.

Finally, a Rudi Worth Cheering For
He may never be considered in the company of Bo Jackson, but running back Rudi Johnson is a sight for sore thighs at Auburn. Johnson, the 1999 junior college player of the year, gained 373 yards for Butler County ( Kans.) Community College in the juco national title game. That's 43 more than the Tigers' leading rusher gained all last season.

He's No Darva Conger
Minnesota center Ben Hamilton (left) was named to Playboy's preseason All-America team but, being devoutly religious, he declined to be photographed for the publication with the rest of the squad. Perhaps he feared that the editors wanted him to pose for a centerfold?

Heisman Web sites
Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister
Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick
Purdue quarterback Drew Brees


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