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June 5, 2008 1:34 PM

What a great grouping this would be

Posted by Bob Condotta

Tyrone Willingham often responds to questions about the possible impacts of weather on gameday by giving a forecast that would be the envy of Jeff Renner . He usually seems to know down to a degree or so what the weather will be.

So maybe he had an inkling it would be 88 today in Jacksonville, N.C., instead of the wet, rainy weather we're having here when he decided to play in the Fifth Annual Marine Corps Celebrity Classic rather than hanging around here, where he could have participated in a UW coaches tour event tonight.

I've seen some criticism of Willingham for leaving town instead of tending to the fan base, but hard to deny the value of helping wounded Marines or trying to help out some longtime friends --- Willingham grew up in Jacksonville.

And along with that comes the side benefit of possibly rubbing elbows with some of the other celebs there.

This story mentions three celebrities in its preview of the tournament --- Willingham, former player Jim McMahon, and actor John Ashton. What a fun group that would be to follow around --- the coach known for his stern ways, the player known for his constant defying of authority, and Taggart from Beverly Hills Cop.

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