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Heroism of Jan Kemp changed face of college football

Originally Published: December 11, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

The passing of Jan Kemp at age 59 barely moved the needle this week in the sports world.

That's wrong.

She was never a star athlete or a championship coach. In fact, there were star athletes and championship coaches who disliked her a great deal, when Kemp famously cleared her throat and spoke up more than two decades ago about what was rotten at the University of Georgia.

But the impact of what Kemp had to say -- and of what she did -- resonates today. ...

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