The hunted

October 9, 2002
By Alan Grant
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Summer is gone. Good thing too. It just ain't the time for real football. Sure, every team faces challenges. But they're all planned and self-contained. Two-a-day practices in blistering heat make for long days and tested faith. But those days are also full of possibility, because before the season starts, you remain safe and unknown, hidden by a secret identity.

Summer is gone in South Bend. This week, Irish players are practicing in long sleeves, coaches are wearing ...

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