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Stanford hires Duane Akina

Updated: March 10, 2014, 1:16 AM ET
By Max Olson | ESPN.com

Stanford has completed its coaching staff with the hiring of former Texas Longhorns assistant Duane Akina as secondary coach.

Akina confirmed Sunday night upon his arrival in San Jose, Calif. that will join the Cardinal program this week. Stanford began its spring practices on Feb. 24 without a defensive backs coach. 

"I really appreciated Coach Shaw and the Stanford staff," Akina said in a text message. "Excited to join a university so rich in tradition academically ...

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