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1991 Iowa Football: Hayden Fry’s Last Really Good Team

1991 Iowa Football: Hayden Fry’s Last Really Good Team

Life had good for the football fans of Iowa City over the past decade. Hayden Fry led the Iowa program to a breakthrough Rose Bowl trip in 1981. The Hawkeyes went there again in 1985,

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The Season-Long Narrative Of 1991 Colorado Football

The Season-Long Narrative Of 1991 Colorado Football

The Colorado football program was on its greatest high coming into the 1991 season. They had played in the Orange Bowl for the national championship following both the 1989 and 1990 seasons. Each time they

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1991 Alabama Football: Gene Stallings Lays The Groundwork For Glory

1991 Alabama Football: Gene Stallings Lays The Groundwork For Glory

Alabama alum Gene Stallings returned to his school in 1990 as head coach, with a mandate to restore the glory days of Bear Bryant, whom Stallings had played for. The first season was iffy—even though

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The Jacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl Chances

The Jacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl Chances

The juice in the AFC race is being provided by the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. They’re the most accomplished teams in the conference. They have the two best records. And they have a

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A Top 5 Finish For The 1991 Penn State Football Team

A Top 5 Finish For The 1991 Penn State Football Team

Penn State hadn’t seriously competed for the national championship since their dramatic title in 1986. Two years after that, Joe Paterno had suffered the first losing season of his illustrious career. A seven-win campaign in

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