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2011 Orange Bowl: John Elway Ready Is Ready For Some Football

Denver Broncos legend and soon-to-be front office executive John Elway is at tonight's Orange Bowl game between his alma mater, Stanford, and the ACC's Virginia Tech. He is an honorary team captain, but might he also be there to scout Stanford's head coach, Jim Harbaugh? Harbaugh's name has been all abuzz over the last few days, being linked to the Michigan Wolverines and the San Francisco 49ers, in addition to the Broncos.

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Stanford currently leads, 13-12, at halftime, and Elway is on the sidelines, excited for his team:

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Thanks to @bubbaprog for this image of Elway. It was captured just after Stanford running back Jeremy Stewart broke off a 60-yard run to score Stanford's first points of the game. ESPN cameras have repeatedly shown Elway throughout the game, and now that he is on the verge of rejoining the football world, the attention will be enormous.

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He led the Broncos to two Super Bowl victories in his final years of play, but how long will it take for him to help in the rebuilding of this franchise. Good things often take time to come to fruition.