UAB is taking the first steps to rebuild its football program. In early June the university decided to bring football back to the school in 2016 or when they are more financially stable in 2017.
The next step is to give head coach Bill Clark a new deal because his current one expires after 2016.
“It’s going to be a commitment to myself and my family, and my staff that we want to be here, we’re going to be here,” Clark said. “But it’s our school saying, ‘Football is here to stay, this is our coach, this is his staff. We’re going to commit to him and the things it takes to do it the right way.”
Clark confirmed to al.com that he and the school are in the process of negotiating a new contract.
One of Clark’s biggest concerns is other schools using his situation as selling point to recruits on why they should not commit to play football at UAB. As if the Blazers need any more bad press during their layoff.
Its no question that Clark is deserving of this new deal. Not only is he passionate about rebuilding the program, he also lead the Blazers to a 6-6 record, which was their best in 10 years.
UAB fans may have to wait a couple seasons to cheer on their team again, but all signs are at least pointing in the right direction.
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