Holliday Interested in WVU

Growing up in West Virginia and then playing and coaching there, Gator safety coach Doc Holliday views the Mountaineers job as great opportunity.

On Tuesday, Holliday went up to Morgantown and interviewed for the job that recently opened up after Rich Rodriguez bolted for Michigan.

"I went up and talked to them," Holliday said. "That's about the extent of it. I've known those guys for a long time and I had a chance to go up there and spend some time with them. We'll see. I have no idea."

Holliday is just one of many candidates the Mountaineers are currently exploring. Others on the list include Terry Bowden, son of Bobby Bowden, who was born in Morgantown while his father was coaching the Mountaineers. West Virginia is also considering Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett and Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster.

Holliday has the biggest tie to the program, however, from the list of early candidates.

"I spent 42 years in that state," Holliday said. "I spent 25 years at the University. It's a special place and the people are special. There's nothing like going home."

Holliday was an assistant for the Mountaineers from 1979-99. He also played linebacker for three years. After a four-year stint at N.C. State, Holliday was hired by Urban Meyer in 2005. Since landing in Gainesville, Holliday coached first round NFL draft pick and All-American Reggie Nelson. He also has been an significant piece on the recruiting side of things, covering South Florida for the Gators.

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