Dumb Jocks on Endangered-Species List

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There is one word you've been hearing a lot lately to describe the best college football teams in the country. It is a strange word for a sport of violence. It is an odd way to describe our modern gladiators.

That word is "smart."

After Notre Dame's victory over USC last weekend, Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin said, "That's a really smart team over there."

Before Stanford's win over...

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