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Danowski brings unique credentials to unique situation

New Duke lacrosse coach John Danowski knows exactly what he's getting himself into. ESPN lacrosse analyst Quint Kessenich believes that makes him the perfect person for the job.

Updated: September 20, 2006, 4:09 PM ET
By Quint Kessenich | Special to ESPN.com

Lacrosse is a people game.

When John Danowski was hired by Duke University, I wasn't sure he was the right fit for the job. But after spending a day with him in Durham, N.C., I'm convinced he is the ideal person to move Duke lacrosse forward, to heal the wounds and to create a positive culture. This isn't about X's and O's. It's not about tactics or innovation. It's about people, relationships and being optimistic.

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