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Governor, Hawaii supporters try to get Jones to stay

Updated: January 7, 2008, 2:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DALLAS -- June Jones went into the early hours of Monday trying to decide whether to accept an offer to coach SMU or return to Hawaii, where the governor is among those trying to keep him.

"When he came here, it was clearly with the intent that if things went well -- and they did -- that we'd be moving to the next stage," agent Leigh Steinberg said as late Sunday turned to early Monday. "But this statewide outpouring has given him pause. He was clearly emotional today. Who wouldn't ...

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