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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 file photo, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong talks with reporters in New Orleans a day before his team faces Florida in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game. At the University of Texas, football is religion. At Penn State University, they need football for redemption. So when these storied programs hired black head coaches in January 2014 within days of each other to return them to past glory, it was a major moment for a sport that has been among the slowest to promote African-American leaders at the highest level. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 file photo, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong talks with reporters in New Orleans a day before his team faces Florida in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game. At the University of Texas, football is religion. At Penn State University, they need football for redemption. So when these storied programs hired black head coaches in January 2014 within days of each other to return them to past glory, it was a major moment for a sport that has been among the slowest to promote African-American leaders at the highest level. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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