Inside The World Of The College Football Coach's Security Detail

Here's something most of us probably never thought about until the Bobby Petrino saga's Lance King subplot came to light: What of those wide-hatted civil servants who accompany college football coaches to post-game handshakes and such?

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At last, there's a story about them, including highly unsurprising details about former Ole Miss coaches:

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"We consider it an honor because college football is such a public part of life in the south," said Mississippi Highway Patrol Maj. Billy Mayes, a 31-year veteran of the MHP who graduated from Ole Miss in 1981. "But from my point of view, the relationship is strictly business. Some coaches are more personable than others. Ed Orgeron didn't talk to us much. Houston Nutt did."

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