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November 6, 2007

Football Prospecting

'Meat Market' author Bruce Feldman takes Gelf deep inside the strange world of college football recruiting.

David Goldenberg

If you're going to write a book about college-football recruiting, it should probably involve Ed Orgeron. As Pete Carroll's right hand man at USC, Orgeron was responsible for bringing in the 2003 Trojans class, which is widely considered to be the best recruiting class in modern college-football history. He's also one of the most outlandish coaches in the game. Whether he's shirtless and challenging players to take him on in the locker room or chugging Red Bull and offering up indecipherable Cajun maxims, Orgeron is an outsize character and a writer's dream subject.

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