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O Captain! My Captain!
The Walt Whitman--inspired film Dead Poets Society helped steer the Heisman finalist and team captain to Notre Dame.
DAN PATRICK: I saw you on TV at the Notre Dame--Kentucky basketball game last week. It looked like you wanted to check into the game.
MANTI TE'O: I was excited to be there to support my brothers on the team. The camera was too focused on me and not on the game. That was just me having fun.
DP: Did you play hoops?
MT: I did.
DP: What kind of player were you?
MT: I was the guy the opposing coach tells his team to foul when you're leading.
DP: You have more than seven weeks to prepare for the national title game. Is that too much?