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Dome-bound: Opinion -- Wolves refusal to look back a big key in '08

By Morgan Lee Sports Editor
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BUFORD -- Comparison can be a dangerous thing -- especially in sports.

Teams that try to live up to their predecessors -- especially those that have won at the highest level -- are playing with fire and often find themselves frustrated and wondering where all the success went.

The key for success -- outside of raw talent -- lies in creating a new identity each season and playing to that identity while aiming for the brass ring.

Buford football understands and displays this attitude perhaps better than any other program in the state.

No matter what has happened in the past in the Wolves program, you will never hear -- from a player or coach -- about outdoing a particular Buford team, overtaking a team or individual record or wondering how to make up for the loss of a particular player or group of players.

And guess what? That attitude seems to work just fine.

Of course talent always helps. But if talent were the only requirement for winning, there would be far more variety in the state champions out there and far fewer programs like Buford that seem to hold monopolies on success.

And, by the way, that success is unparalleled over the past decade.

The Wolves have won four state titles since the dawn of the new millennium (2001, â
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