Former Miami coach applies for UTSA job By David Flores
Larry Coker, who guided Miami to the 2001 BCS national championship in his first season as the Hurricanes' head coach, said Wednesday that he has applied for the UTSA football job.
Coker, 60, has been a college football analyst for ESPN since getting fired at Miami in 2006. The Hurricanes were 60-15 and won three Big East titles under Coker. Miami advanced to the BCS title game again in 2002, but lost to Ohio State in double overtime.
Coker said he applied for the UTSA job about 10 days ago and talked with UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey by phone last week.
“That's as far as it's gotten,” Coker said, adding that Hickey did not indicate whether or when Coker might be interviewed.
Hickey and UTSA president Ricardo Romo have said they want to hire a coach by March 1.