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New Hire Awaits Fate

Dan McCarney’s future as Iowa State’s football coach remains in doubt, even as he apologized for any embarrassment that resulted from accusations that he beat his wife.

Iowa State president Martin Jischke will meet with two other administrators today in Ames, Iowa, to decide McCarney’s fate.

McCarney said it was their decision and vowed not to resign.

“Absolutely, unequivocally I’m not going to resign,” he said at a news conference. “I see absolutely no reason why I should resign this job.”

The news conference was McCarney’s first public appearance since reports of violence in his marriage surfaced earlier this month. It was revealed that Brenda McCarney told police in Madison, Wis., that McCarney had abused her and that she had asked for a restraining order against him.

Before he was chosen for the Iowa State job last November, McCarney was defensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He and his wife have been separated since October 1993 and are in the process of obtaining a divorce.

Del Miller, who as offensive coordinator helped revive Kansas State’s moribund football program, was hired as coach at Southwest Missouri State.

Miller received a three-year contract at a base salary of $80,000 annually plus benefits and incentives.