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Lane Kiffin

Buck Allen is driven by the opportunity his brother, and others, lost

Buck Allen is driven by the opportunity his brother, and others, lost

Javorius Allen immediately could tell that this call from the Madison Correctional Institution would be different from the others. The tone of Devon Brown's voice just sounded different.

"It almost sounded like he was crying," Allen said. "He was just like, 'I'm so happy for you, to know that my little brother is out there living his dream and accomplishing things he thought he wouldn't accomplish.' He said that it gave him hope, gave him a reason to stay alive, gave him a reason to fight every day. That touched me."

Allen and Devon Brown were separated by about two years and little else. Allen followed him everywhere, considered him the father figure...

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