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Calhoun's father saw a renewed passion in the Hall of Fame coach and it rubbed off on his son. It was the head coach's approach that swayed him into making a decision before the summer.
"It was the passion that Coach Calhoun demonstrated, an excitement that he brought to the table," said Calhoun Sr. "It was the energy level that he spoke with and the determination that you saw in his eyes to win another championship. You felt like he was in it for the long haul."