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Thurman Gets Mom's Approval During Visit

Trip Thurman's voyage to Friday Night Lights wasn't for himself. The 6-6, 310-pound offensive tackle already knew he wanted to be a Florida Gator. This trip to Gainesville this weekend was for his mother.

As any mother would be, Trip Thurman's was a little concerned. Her son leaving their Dover, Delaware, home to play college football in Gainesville will be tough for her to deal with. Thurman knew he wanted to be a Gator since attending camp in June and working with offensive line coach Steve Addazio. This trip was about convincing the rest of his family that it was the right decision. "This...

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