A day after accepting the head coaching position at the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns and moves to the New England Patriots
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- College Football, 2nd BCS National Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans: #1 Florida State beats #2 Virginia Tech, 46-29, at 66th Sugar Bowl
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