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Can This College Football Season Get Any Crazier? YES, IT CAN!

BY ANDY STAPLES

P. 38

JIM HARBAUGH Is SOFTER (Sort Of) AND SANER (Kind Of) Than You Think

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

P. 46

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