Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense
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Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on only one returning defensive starter

Photo: Grant Ross (44) brings down foe with help

Grant Ross hopes history repeats itself this season, only in a different part of the country.

A college team with a single returning starter on one side of the football seems destined to suffer a slow start to the season. Unless, as Navy demonstrated last year, we’re talking about the service academies. ...

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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