COLUMBIA — Eight-year-old Donovan Martin handed coach Gary Pinkel a football to sign and then quietly asked him for a picture. Pinkel stood up and gave Martin a little coachin'. Pinkel showed Martin the proper way to hold a football — tucked tightly under his arm, but not too tight — before the picture was snapped.
Football team takes to field for Fan Day
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