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UTEP brings back Mike Price to be interim coach

UTEP is bringing back former Miners coach Mike Price to be interim coach and replace Sean Kugler, who was fired after an 0-5 start. From 1989-2002, Price was coach at Washington State, where he had three 10-win seasons and the led the Cougars to the 1998 Rose Bowl.

We’re left to wonder: What if Price had stayed?

When the old Pacific-10 Conference held its annual football media briefing and cocktail-a-thon in the summer of 1992, Mike Price wandered into the hospitality room, poured two glasses of wine, handed one to a Washington State beat reporter of that era and delivered the greatest conversation icebreaker in coach-and-writer history: “So,” he asked, “are they going to fire my ass?”

Former WSU coach Mike Price retires

UTEP coach Mike Price is retiring after a 31-year career notable for two Rose Bowl bids at Washington State and a drinking binge that cost him the Alabama job before he ever coached a game for the Crimson Tide.

Fellow coaches praise Leach’s system

When Mike Price was the head football coach at Washington State University, he used to conduct an annual clinic on the one-back offense that served him and the Cougars so well. Among the many assistants who made their way to Pullman to pick Price’s brain during the late 1990s was Mike Leach, who was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Hal Mumme at Kentucky at the time and tutoring a sophomore quarterback named Tim Couch.

Mike Price: WSU is going to love Mike Leach

Back when Mike Price was the head football coach at Washington State University, he used to conduct an annual clinic on the one-back offense that served him and the Cougars so well.