“Now I’m 68,” he said, “and I have a lot of questions.”
Enough of those have melted away that Calhoun can finally walk away _ no matter how many doubters remain _ with a clear conscience.
“Bottom line is we can all survive what we need to survive if we know who we are, ” he said on the eve of the 2011 championship game. “Have I made mistakes? Yes. Do I have warts? Yeah, I do, like all of you.
“But I know who I am,” he added with a conviction every bit as strong now as it was then, “and I’m comfortable with what I’ve done.”
Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/JimLitke.
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