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FILE - This Nov. 21, 1970, file photo shows University of Minnesota football coach Murray Warmath encouraging the teams defense during a college football game against Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisc. Warmath, who led the Minnesota Gophers to a national championship and two back-to-back Rose Bowls, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011,  in Bloomington,  of natural causes, the University of Minnesota said in a statement on its Web site. He was 98. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - This Nov. 21, 1970, file photo shows University of Minnesota football coach Murray Warmath encouraging the teams defense during a college football game against Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisc. Warmath, who led the Minnesota Gophers to a national championship and two back-to-back Rose Bowls, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Bloomington, of natural causes, the University of Minnesota said in a statement on its Web site. He was 98. (AP Photo/File)

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