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The best and worst of the MAC

Originally Published: December 11, 2003
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

A final team-by-team look at the MAC.

Akron

Hours after Akron's season finale, a 35-28 comeback win over Ohio, athletic director Mike Thomas made a forceful statement about the school's football program: mediocrity won't cut it. Thomas reassigned head football coach Lee Owens after the Zips finished 7-5, matching their highest win total since moving to Division I-A in 1987. Owens, who spent nine seasons as head coach, had posted his third winning campaign in five years. Thomas wasn't ...

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