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The unspoken truth among programs looking for a new coach: the man needs a wife

Originally Published: December 14, 2012
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

IN EARLY DECEMBER, a college football coach's wife is in an all-too-familiar scene, surrounded by empty boxes. Her husband has recently been let go by a BCS program, and once again she awaits word on where the family will be headed next. "Until then, I set everything up," she says by phone, having just hung up with a real estate agent. "That way, when the moving truck gets here, I can tell them where to go."

For now she has told her kids to stay off the Internet and ...

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