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Chizik's Choice: Family over football after 2 years away
(AP Photo - Brett Flashnick)
By RALPH D. RUSSO
From Associated Press
March 24, 2017 2:06 AM EST
Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina.
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