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Willis Wilson thinks big in Corpus Christi

Updated: October 11, 2011, 2:25 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Throughout the years, Willis Wilson has interviewed for the head-coaching job at Illinois, Ohio State, Minnesota and Clemson.

He had his shots. But Rice's all-time winningest coach was always the fall-back candidate, a guy with a clean reputation who was the sensible-but-not-splashy choice.

So Wilson plodded along in Houston, making Rice competitive at times but never putting the Owls in the NCAA tournament. He spent 16 years at his alma mater at a time when the program played in ...

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