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Producing winners in football and life a priority for new Morgan State football coach Tyrone Wheatley

Producing winners in football and life a priority for new Morgan State football coach Tyrone Wheatley

A couple of weeks before Morgan State would hire Tyrone Wheatley to helm the football program, athletic director Edward Scott and Wheatley engaged in a two-hour phone conversation. The topics during the first hour, according to Scott, bounced around from life to philosophy to children to family.

“And then he started talking football, and he was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m talking football.’ I said, ‘No, Coach, you’re a football coach. I want you to talk football,’” Scott recalled. “So we had a really good conversation.”

The next day, Wheatley visited the university’s campus and convinced the search committee that he was the right candidate to become the school’s 22nd head coach....

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