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Coach and player turned peers, they've revamped special teams

9:59 PM, Jan. 2, 2013
Shawn Slocum, left, and Chad Morton oversee the Green Bay Packers' special teams. File/Press-Gazette Media
Shawn Slocum, left, and Chad Morton oversee the Green Bay Packers' special teams. File/Press-Gazette Media
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Shawn Slocum didn't know it at the time, but the first game he coached Chad Morton was a fairly good indicator of things to come.

It was Aug. 30, 1998, on a sweltering afternoon at the Los Angeles Coliseum when the University of Southern California welcomed Purdue for a nonconference opener that the Green Bay Packers' special teams coach and his assistant never have forgotten.

In their first game together, Slocum, then the Trojans' linebacker/special teams coach, and Morton, a junior running back - the future Packers special teams brain trust - put on a clinic despite field temperatures ...

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