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Jones picks SMU despite Hawaii blitz

Updated: January 7, 2008, 5:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

June Jones was introduced at a news conference Monday as the new head coach at SMU.

Earlier, Jones' agent, Leigh Steinberg, confirmed that Jones had agreed to a 5-year deal worth about $2 million per year.

On Sunday, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad that SMU was close to finalizing the details of a contract for Jones. The source said the deal is expected to be booster-funded. SMU athletic director Steve Orsini reportedly has sold as many as 20 boosters on the concept of donating ...

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