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Recruiting: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Griffin courted by others; stayed true (Gallagher)

All is fair in love and football, and sometimes the two go hand-in-hand. Case-in-point: head coach <B>Mack Brown</b>'s approach to recruiting. Brown insists that high school athletes -- once they verbally commit to the Longhorn program -- must maintain the same fidelity to that promise as would a betrothed bride in the weeks preceding the nuptials.

Although a handful of honeys (Jarvis Moss, Geoffrey Price) left Brown at the recruiting altar earlier this month, rare is the time when the head coach fails to consummate the… uh…seal the deal. Recruiting, you see, is like dating. So if a stud athlete wants to play on Brown's field, he doesn't get to play the field when other suitors come calling. "If you're engaged, and your girlfriend asks...

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