Why a ‘plus-one’ was shot down; post-Perrilloux LSU and more
Fortunately, the College Football Mailbag does not have to apply to the NCAA to be granted a sixth year of eligibility. Even if it did, that first year, when I was pretty much flying by the seat of my pants, could probably qualify as a redshirt season. And in hindsight, I’m fairly certain I wrote the entire 2005 season with a misdiagnosed shoulder injury.

Cincinnati’s Ben Mauk still has a far better case, but fortunately, the only people the Mailbag needs to appeal to is you, the readers. Based on the steady stream of e-mails I’ve been receiving over the past month, it seems most of you were welcoming its return. So away we go …

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5/8/08