Florida had interest in coach -- in 2002

DENVER -- Denver coach Mike Shanahan said Monday he has not
been contacted about the job opening at the University of Florida
and has no intention of leaving the Broncos.

"I have four years left on my contract here and when I signed
that contract, I told them I was committed to staying here for the
whole thing," said Shanahan, who is in his 10th year as Denver's
coach. "My name is not on Florida's list."

Shanahan spoke with Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley when
Steve Spurrier resigned in January 2002, and could have had the
Gators job if he'd wanted it.

The Gators hired Ron Zook, but he was fired last month,
effective at the end of the season.

Spurrier was considered a top candidate to replace Zook, but
when he took himself out of the running last week, there was
speculation Foley might ask Shanahan again.

Shanahan and Foley are friends, dating back to when Shanahan was
offensive coordinator for the Gators in the early 1980s.

The Broncos improved to 6-3 on Sunday with a 31-13 win over the
Houston Texans. Shanahan is 105-68 in regular-season games,
including his year-plus stint with the Raiders.