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December 17, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Talk to 100 college recruiters and you may get 100 reasons why they landed or lost a prospect. It may be the location of the college. The coach. Teammates. The scholarship program. But talk to Mike Shanahan, now the Raider coach, formerly an assistant at Florida, and you'll hear a reason you undoubtedly have never heard before: a plane crash. Shanahan had been trying to corral a player from nearby Palatka High School in the small Florida town of the same name.
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December 17, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Talk to 100 college recruiters and you may get 100 reasons why they landed or lost a prospect. It may be the location of the college. The coach. Teammates. The scholarship program. But talk to Mike Shanahan, now the Raider coach, formerly an assistant at Florida, and you'll hear a reason you undoubtedly have never heard before: a plane crash. Shanahan had been trying to corral a player from nearby Palatka High School in the small Florida town of the same name.
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