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Ex-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner hired by Minot State

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Todd Hoffner is dusting himself off and starting over again.

Hoffner was introduced Thursday as the new head football coach at Minot State University in North Dakota. The former head coach of Minnesota State-Mankato University's football team was fired last May after a lengthy battle to protect his name against a charges of possessing child pornography.

"With all the adversity my family and I have faced, we are looking to dust ourselves off, move forward," Hoffner said, via NewsObserver.com. "We need to move on and move forward in our lives, and hopefully this is a great opportunity for us to do that."

The charge of possessing child pornography was issued after a technician found videos of Hoffner's naked children – one 92 seconds long and the other 10 seconds – on Hoffner's work-issued cell phone, which he had dropped off for repair. A judge dropped the charges three months later after coming to the conclusion that video of his children acting silly after a bath showed nothing illegal.

Hoffner is awaiting results of a grievance he filed against Minnesota State-Mankato, the results of which are expected to come from arbitration in February, according the Mankato Free Press

Minnesota State-Mankato enjoyed a lot of success with Hoffner leading the way. He compiled a 34-13 record from 2008-2012 while leading the Mavericks to three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championships. Minot State also plays in the NSIC.

ESPN's "Outside the Lines" featured Hoffner's story last May. Until now, Hoffner thought his coaching career was over.

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