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Stafford's shot at starting

Matthew Stafford

ATHENS – As enablers go, Matthew Stafford couldn't have stumbled upon many better than Mike Hagen.

When Stafford, Georgia's true freshman quarterback, was 4 years old, his family moved to Dallas, Texas, and, as luck would have it, across the street from Hagen, a veteran NFL scout. Imagine a fat kid relocating to Hershey, Pa., or a gear head sharing a property line with Jeff Gordon. For a toddling football nut, it was a serendipitous move. Stafford, a self-described "football junkie...

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