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Texas' first African-American head football coach is key to growth of sport, culture

Updated: January 8, 2014, 11:34 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

The University of Texas, the last all-white football team to win a national championship, introduced Charlie Strong as its first African-American head football coach Monday morning.

If you understand the politically conservative nature of this state, it's a huge decision made even bigger because now Texas and Texas A&M each have an African-American football head coach.

One day, we hope, that won't be such a big deal. For now, it is.

That will upset some of you. Too bad.

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