| October 21, 2013

Today's reads

The Seattle Times | James was ‘The Dawgfather’ to the Northwest
Don James should forever be proof that it’s foolish to judge a hire on the spot. He didn’t look like much when Washington athletic director Joe Kearney pulled him out of Kent State in 1975, at least compared to the other finalists, Dan Devine and Mike White. Imagine how talk radio and the Internet would have fricasseed Kearney — and James — upon that selection. All James did was create an empire.
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New York Times | A star is born
Jameis Winston, a redshirt freshman quarterback known as Famous Jameis, threw for 444 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as Florida State routed Clemson in Death Valley.
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The Tennessean | Vols pick up signature win for Butch Jones
Tennessee’s 23-21 conquest of No. 9 South Carolina on Saturday is validation that Vol Ball indeed is headed in the right direction on Butch Jones’ watch. His step-by-step, brick-by-brick approach is paying dividends.
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