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Tomey left Texas without a ring or regrets

Updated: August 19, 2006, 2:37 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After the Rose Bowl, after Texas had done what no one without orange blood thought it could do, Dick Tomey stood on the field wearing his Longhorn gear and a big grin. He stood near the end zone where, minutes earlier, quarterback Vince Young had delivered the national championship to the Longhorns. Tomey had coached this defense, helped to mold the players who made that big stop near midfield that gave Young the chance to win the game.

The problem, of course, is that Tomey ...

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