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October 25, 2013 7:26 AM

Ryan Black commentary: Win over A&M proves Auburn a legitimate national title contender

AUBURN, Ala. — Dee Ford’s candor is admirable. In today’s sports world, coach-speak unfortunately dominates. From “taking it one game at a time” to “only focusing on the opponent in front of us,” the grip that tired, bland clichés hold on the sports world is unquestioned. Ford, thankfully, wanted no part of that.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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