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New Look, Same Tenacity for Travis Goethel

New Look, Same Tenacity for Travis Goethel

From a distance, you may have a hard time recognizing Travis Goethel. Gone is his trademark surfer dude long blond hair, as he decided to adjust to scorching Arizona summer heat and support a buzz cut. But just watch him for few plays on the field and you'll recognize all over again the ferocious hitting coupled with impressive athleticism that was the linebacker's trademark his freshman year.

We caught up with the 6-3 229 sophomore Travis Goethel after Thursday's night practice, the first session the maroon and gold had back in the valley following their weeklong stay at Camp Tontozona. "I like camp, but it's always nice to come back and sleep in your own bed," he said. "Camp was better this year, because I knew what I was getting into. Last year, I didn't have a blanket or anything...

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