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SDSU fires Long after three seasons despite AD's vote of confidence

Updated: November 23, 2008, 7:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN DIEGO -- Chuck Long spent the last 4½ weeks presumably thinking his job as San Diego State's football coach was safe through next season.

His bosses, president Stephen Weber and athletic director Jeff Schemmel, spent the last two weeks working behind Long's back to raise just more than $1 million in private money to help buy out the remaining two years of his contract.

Once the money was secured, Long was gone. The school announced Sunday that Long was ...

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