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Kennesaw State Football: New Athletic Association Will Enable Multi-Year Contracts

New Kennesaw St. Owls athletic director Vaughn Williams described the creation of the school's football program as being at halftime in an interview with the Marietta Daily Journal. In the piece, Williams sells KSU hard while detailing the progress of the new athletic association, which will empower the program to offer coaches multi-year contracts.

The original plan called for a new coach to be hired in 2011, but that one-year-deal limit whittled down the list of available candidates by quite a bit. For KSU to hire a coach with local cache and sufficient experience, they'll need to promise a stable job for several years.

We also learn that Williams and consultant Vince Dooley, former Georgia Bulldogs coach, meet every two weeks. Many have wondered exactly what Dooley's role is in the program at this point, with the exploration committee's work already done. In addition to fund-raising, it sounds like he's in close contact with Williams.

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