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Allegation ends coach's career

Todd Hoffner stands condemned for life, a martyr of the post-Sandusky era

Originally Published: May 25, 2013
By Eli Saslow | ESPN The Magazine

THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR walked onto the field unannounced, wearing jeans and sandals, and Todd Hoffner knew in that moment that something was terribly wrong. Nobody interrupted his football practices at Minnesota State Mankato without advance notice and permission. His success as head coach was based on maintaining total control; each practice was scripted to the minute. He believed small disruptions in preparation became big problems during games, so he sometimes asked his players ...

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