Florida assistant interviews for WVU's head coaching position

Updated: December 19, 2007, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida assistant coach Doc Holliday was back in Gainesville on Wednesday, one day after interviewing for the head job at West Virginia.

Holliday, Florida's safeties coach and associate head coach, met with West Virginia officials about succeeding Rich Rodriguez.

"I went up and talked to them and that's about the extent of it," Holliday said after practice Wednesday. "I've known those guys for a long time and had a chance to spend a little time with them.

"I have no idea [what the status of the search is], to be honest with you. I haven't heard from anybody up there."

Rodriguez left West Virginia to take over at Michigan.

Holliday is a West Virginia native and was a linebacker for the Mountaineers before spending 17 years (1983-99) as an assistant coach under Don Nehlen. Holiday also was a graduate assistant there in 1979-80 and a part-time assistant in 1981-82.

Holliday was an associate head coach and receivers coach at North Carolina State (2000-04) before joining coach Urban Meyer at Florida in 2005.


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