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Archive for Saturday, January 20, 2001

MASON THROUGH INTERVIEWING, HE SAYS

January 20, 2001

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— "I can tell you something, this guy is done interviewing for jobs," Mason said. "One thing I've had to deal with the past 15 years is that every recruit's house I've been in, someone says, 'Hey, we know you're going to Ohio State.' I don't have to deal with that anymore. That's done."

Ohio State rejected Mason, a former player and assistant coach at the school, and instead hired Jim Tressel, a Division I-AA coach at Youngstown State.

"Now that the job is taken, I'm not worried about him leaving for any other job, to be honest," Gophers offensive lineman Jake Kuppe said. "Now, he's going to be focused on us."

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