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Football 2006, Part I

Butkus winner Patrick Willis

As we approach a new year, a last look at the football year seems appropriate. Today, we go over the eight months leading up to the 2006 season. Tomorrow, a recap of the campaign. The next day, in Part III, we glimpse the future. Read about it inside.

What can we say about 2006 Rebel football? Highs, lows and everything in between. The year got started with an excellent recruiting class by Rebel Football Coach Ed Orgeron and his tireless staff. They were ranked in the top 15 in the nation and had several "can't miss" type players sign the dotted line. Who could forget the excitement of awaiting on Brent Schaeffer's decision and then, only a... Recommended Stories