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Barry Alvarez advice to UCF AD George O'Leary, 'take care of football first'

Barry Alvarez advice to UCF AD George O'Leary, 'take care of football first'

There's a small handful of people who understand George O'Leary's new challenges juggling the responsibility to run a football team and athletic department. Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez is one and we caught up with him for a Q&A. Orlando Sentinel: Did you always have aspirations to be an AD? Barry Alvarez: I did. I really idolized my college football coach, Bob Devaney, at Nebraska and I watched his career very closely and always used him as a mentor. I wanted to do what he did and that would be take a program over, turn it around, sustain it, eventually be the athletic director of the entire athletic program and I told [them] when I interviewed for the Wisconsin job, I told...

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