32 No More Kid Stuff
The rookie learning curve is steep:
• How Texans defensive tackle Amobi Okoye studies up
By Lee Jenkins
• Why Vikings running back Adrian Peterson must slow it down
By Damon Hack
Plus: Joe Thomas, Patrick Willis, Dwayne Bowe and Darrelle Revis
Colorado's more than a Cinderella story. It's a multifaceted juggernaut
By Jack McCallum
44 Against All Odds
Les Miles's fourth-down gambles paid off in LSU's victory over Florida
By Austin Murphy
There he goes again. Bruce Pearl's got his shirt off
With a freewheeling offense and pressing D, the purposely annoying coach has revitalized Tennessee basketball
By Grant Wahl
6 Leading Off
• James Carville, LSU superfan
• First Person: Tony Romo
• Marion Jones comes clean
• Recalling the NFL's darkest days
28 Faces in the Crowd
72 Life of Reilly
Sign up for Packers tickets now— and wait until 3074 by Rick Reilly
60 The NFL
• The Broncos' gambles backfire
64 College Football
• Kansas rewrites its horrid history
65 High School Football
• Good kickers are a hot commodity
• Two future stars get a few laps in
70 The NHL
• The Russians are going!
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INSET PHOTOS: Sean Gardner/Reuters (LSU)
Bill Frakes (Pearl)
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32 SO FAR, SO GOOD Texans rookie defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (center), the youngest player in NFL history, has already learned how to revel in a sack.
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