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HOOVER, Ala. - Michael Oher's story, The Blind Side, swept the nation, and rightfully so. It's an incredible story. But Jerrell Powe's rise to "fame" has been, in this opinion, just as inspiring. Read about it inside.

Sitting in the back of the room at Media Days when Houston Nutt was at the podium, I heard a reporter from the front of the room ask a question that opened up a floodgate of emotions. "Can you talk about your reasoning of bringing Jerrell Powe to SEC Media Days when some believed he couldn't even get in college?" I don't believe the question was meant maliciously. Jerrell's trials and...

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