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Te'o toughed out troubles

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 30, 2012

~~<p>Three years ago, everything seemed fine when Brian Te'o would speak on the phone with his son, who had just left for college. &quot;But then I got two calls. (Notre Dame quarterback) Jimmy Clausen's dad called me and we had a long talk. Then a call from a coach, and we had a long talk.&quot;</p>
<p>Manti Te'o would put on a happy voice for his dad. But things weren't going so well for the Fighting Irish freshman linebacker. He hardly got reps. When he did, they quickly became fodder for film-room examples of how to do things incorrectly.</p>
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Three years ago, everything seemed fine when Brian Te'o would speak on the phone with his son, who had just left for college. "But then I got two calls. (Notre Dame quarterback) Jimmy Clausen's dad called me and we had a long talk. Then a call from a coach, and we had a long talk."

Manti Te'o would put on a happy voice for his dad. But things weren't going so well for the Fighting Irish freshman linebacker. He hardly got reps. When he did, they quickly became fodder for film-room examples of how to do things incorrectly. Login for more...



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