Cutcliffe on Peyton Manning recovery
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Cutcliffe on Peyton Manning recovery

Quarterback guru thinks comeback in 2012 startd with more doubts than now

Photo: Peyton Manning with David Cutcliffe and Eli Manning at the Brooks indoor practice facility.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Coach David Cutcliffe received so many requests for interviews on Peyton Manning’s return to health and the Super Bowl, he agreed to a media session Friday afternoon at the Yoh Football Center.

Cutcliffe, as any Manning-watcher knows, is as close to the revived Denver Broncos quarterback as anyone outside his immediate family. He was Tennessee’s offensive coordinator when Manning played for the Volunteers and Mississippi’s head coach when younger brother Eli Manning played for the Rebels. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He 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. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented 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. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."