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“I’m equal opportunity,” he joked. “With the exception of special teams coordinator. No offense to special teams coordinators.”

Manuel also said the new coach will be allowed to choose his own staff, but as athletic director, he would have veto power over those choices.

He also said that while he will have some patience with the new coach, the job comes with expectations.

“This is being done so we can start winning next year, not four years from now,” he said.