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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 | By the time this is published, Reggie Bush may have already declared himself eligible for the NFL draft. If he hasn’t he soon will. The zillions they’ll promise him for signing will simply be too much for the kid from Helix High to turn his back on.

Those Texas linemen jumping on you were huge and they were good. A couple of them will make the NFL. But if you go there, the worst team you’ll face will have seven such linemen, all of whom made the NFL. In five, maybe 10, years the only job you were ever qualified for will be over.

Keith Taylor is a retired Navy officer. He can be reached at

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