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From the Dawghouse

From the Dawghouse

There was about, oh, five or six minutes remaining the game clock when I made it down to the field Saturday afternoon. Not that the scoreboard looked any better from a vantage point in back of the south end zone than it had from a second-row seat in the press box. It's just a media-routine, for those of us doing post-game interviews to get field-side before the final horn to avoid the crush of departing fans.

There was no need to hurry this time, given that much of the announced 51K crowd had already left the premises. Quite a few students were gone by halftime, in fact. Initially there was a notion here for some editorial blistering of those early escapees, but a day later I recognize reality. We all must be patient. I mean, fan-faith has been beaten down so badly the last three years that many of us...

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