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On Pat Summitt

Maybe the best college basketball coach ever -- and maybe the best SEC coach in any sport ever -- inspired this relentless 1998 piece for Sports Illustrated by Gary Smith.

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You should read it right now, though once you finish you'll have a hard time running through a brick wall all misty-eyed-like.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.