NEW YORK — In the instant he became another defender foiled by Johnny Football, Manti Te'o's chin dropped and a smile crossed his face. The man who wouldn't bring an eighth Heisman Trophy to Notre Dame clapped, stood up and patted Johnny Manziel on the shoulder as the precocious Texas A&M quarterback walked onto the stage and into history. Moments later, Te'o arrived in the arms of his beaming father, Brian, and was consumed in a bear hug. And the father whispered one more piece of advice into his son's ears, one that will echo into January: Let's go get that crystal ball, he said.
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