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Ivan Maisel
November 20, 2000
North Carolina State junior linebacker Levar Fisher has flourished under first-year coach Chuck Amato, who has given Fisher the opportunity to make more plays by shifting him from the strong side to the weak side. Fisher leads the nation with 15 tackles per game. Amato is an emotional fellow who yells at nearly everyone, but he hadn't barked at Fisher until he blew an assignment in practice last week. Fisher responded by yelling, "I love you, Chuck!" every time he made a tackle during the remainder of the workout. Amato had a hard time keeping a straight face....
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November 20, 2000

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North Carolina State junior linebacker Levar Fisher has flourished under first-year coach Chuck Amato, who has given Fisher the opportunity to make more plays by shifting him from the strong side to the weak side. Fisher leads the nation with 15 tackles per game. Amato is an emotional fellow who yells at nearly everyone, but he hadn't barked at Fisher until he blew an assignment in practice last week. Fisher responded by yelling, "I love you, Chuck!" every time he made a tackle during the remainder of the workout. Amato had a hard time keeping a straight face....

The ice between Oregon and its most prominent alumnus has begun to thaw. Last spring Nike CEO Phil Knight withdrew a pledge of $30 million toward the renovation of Autzen Stadium after the university had joined the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an organization that monitors and verifies labor practices. WRC has criticized Nike for labor conditions at the overseas factories it uses for production. Recently, Oregon withdrew from the WRC, and athletic director Bill Moos has invited Knight to every Ducks game, home and away. Knight has attended Oregon's last two games (one home, one away) but hasn't said whether he'll reinstate his pledge....

You haven't heard much about Tulane left tackle Bernard Robertson, but you will. Robertson, a 6'4", 300-pound senior, hasn't allowed a sack or a quarterback pressure all season. The 5-5 Green Wave has the 11th-best offense (450.6 yards per game) in the nation.

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