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Third-year coaches expecting more

Pressure mounts for third-year coaches to translate growing pains into wins

Originally Published: August 19, 2009
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Miami coach Randy Shannon was making his way through a grocery store recently when the person he was talking to on the phone sent him a text message and told him to hang up. Shannon did what his friend told him.

"I called the guy back, and he said, 'Somebody's walking behind you, putting everything on the Internet,'" Shannon said.

That's what it's like to be a head coach: constantly under scrutiny, and constantly being watched.

For coaches like Shannon who are entering ...

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