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ESPN’s “Journalism Showcase” – October 27, 2017

In the video above, College GameDay host and reporter Maria Taylor discusses interviewing South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers and what she learned from his journey.

Flowers “has overcome a lot of adversity to be where he is today,” said Taylor. “He lost his father at the 7, his mother at 17, and a stepbrother two days before he started in his very first game at the college level. We’re going to talk about his stoicism, and also learn what has held him together throughout all of these obstacles.”

The feature will run during Saturday’s College GameDay (9 a.m. ET on ESPN).

Molly Mita and Maria Taylor produced the video.

Journalism on Display

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