"The outpouring of support from fans has just been extraordinary," he said, adding that the District has always been a "great market" for the circus.
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"As a coach, it puts you in a tough situation," he said. "We want to promote academic progress or promote guys to be successful in school and when you do that, sometimes people are recruiting them behind your back."
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