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Christopher L. Gasper

Notre Dame hoping to end SEC’s run of national champions

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Patriots running back Patrick Pass was asked in 2006 why there were so many guys in the NFL from the Southeastern Conference.

Pass, who played between the hedges at Georgia, grinned and said, “Because it’s the next best thing to the league, bro.”

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