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The gentleman, referred to as "The Cornman" by Texas and Nebraska fans alike crowding Section 308 of Jerry Jones's EnormoDome, sat directly in front of me during last night's Big 12 Championship. He was friendly and funny -- not a big taunter, he let the costume do the heavy lifting. Not sure we heard him speak once. This photo was taken shortly before the clock went to 00:00 ... the first time. Upon further review, all that was left was husk -- even us Longhorn alumni were "pleased but not proud," as Dr. D put it as we hooked 'em for one final "Texas Fight" before looking for a quiet place to drink.

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