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Coach like you're gonna be fired

Alan Grant says black coaches need to take chances like Lovie Smith, rather than playing it conservative like Denny Green, Karl Dorrell and others.

Updated: October 27, 2006, 2:49 PM ET
By Alan Grant | Special to Page 2

Archie Cooley had his reasons. As such, he wasn't messin' around. The coach of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils put five, sometimes six receivers on the field at once. The result resembled flocks of birds flying in tight formations, rendering defenders helpless. The lead receiver was an incredible talent named Rice, and the quarterback a heady cat named Totten. Their act was dubbed the "Satellite Express."

In the Southwestern Athletic Conference, or SWAC, known affectionately ...

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