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Patience key in coaching young Wildcats

Legendary Arizona softball coach Mike Candrea blames his team's spotty showing this season on overthinking. Now that the Wildcats are buying into his simple philosophy, watch out, writes Mary Buckheit.

Updated: May 11, 2006, 3:37 PM ET
By Mary Buckheit | Special to ESPN.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- If you're attending a University of Arizona softball game, you're probably eager to witness legendary coach Mike Candrea in action. After all, in his 21 seasons at Arizona, Candrea has become a fixture on the pristine landscape of Hillenbrand Field.

But these days, you won't see too much of the winningest D-I skipper of all time at Wildcats games. In fact, you'll have to work to catch a glimpse of the famous face behind his trademark hat, shades and mustache. Knee surgery ...

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