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New U of M athletic director Norwood Teague says creating a winning football program needs to be a "tremendous priority." He believes a successful football program "can drive the engine to help everybody else."
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New U of M athletic director Norwood Teague says creating a winning football program needs to be a "tremendous priority." He believes a successful football program "can drive the engine to help everybody else."

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