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Brown Just Wants To Play One More Game

Brown Just Wants To Play One More Game

The night before national signing day, 2001, Steve Spurrier talked with Gainesville legend Jim Niblack, the ultimate football gypsy who has coached everything from a state championship at Gainesville High School to the offensive line of the Buffalo Bills. Spurrier had a scholarship he could give but he needed to be convinced that the undersized local kid could play so he sought out Niblack, an astute judge of talent who's known to be brutally honest.

Niblack knew the kid well and was plenty friendly with the whole family since years ago he coached the dad and his brother at GHS. Niblack was convinced this pint-sized quarterback could play college football at the Division I level. Spurrier respected Niblack's judgment but there was the size issue complicated by where to play him? There was no question he was a superb athlete who had played...

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