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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 9:33 am, Sun Aug 25, 2013.

There are no gray areas when it comes to Jon Tenuta, except the long locks of hair that jut out from underneath his coach’s cap. That gray is 32 years of football knowledge barking in your ear to get it right.

Watching Tenuta work conjures echoes of old school game and Lombardi doctrine but with a twist of modern-day pigskin mixed with ancient gridiron tenets. He’s a private man who declines opportunities to thump his chest over his successes, but is thrilled to return to his alma mater, where his football was most influenced by Dick Bestwick assistants Dick Lage and Dave Braine, and where he met his wife, Dori, a Virginia basketball letterwinner.

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