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SMU looks west for plan of success

AD Steve Orsini takes peek at TCU's blueprint, envisions Mustangs as Dallas' team

Updated: June 21, 2011, 12:28 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SMU athletic director Steve Orsini didn't have to look far for a set of blueprints on how to build a vibrant, winning program at a small, private university in the heart of a big city.

By the time Orsini arrived at SMU five years ago this month, TCU was already in the process of moving from a consistent top-25 football program to one that would end up in two consecutive BCS games, including a Rose Bowl victory and a No. 2 ranking after the 2010 season. TCU has turned into Fort Worth's team, ...

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