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Holliday possibly headed to West Virginia



Florida may be losing one of its top assistants.

Associate head coach John "Doc'' Holliday is a leading candidate to become the new head football coach at West Virginia University, a position vacated by Rich Rodriguez when he took the head coaching job at Michigan.

Rodriguez replaces Lloyd Carr, who is retiring after the Jan. 1 Michigan-Florida game in the Capital One Bowl.

Following Tuesday afternoon's practice, Florida coach Urban Meyer confirmed that Holliday is a candidate for the West Virgina job, but wouldn't elaborate, saying "that's not my business.'' 

However, he did say Holliday is a great coach.

Holliday coached at WVU 1979-99, reaching the status of associate head coach. He left in 2000 for five years at N.C. State before coming to Florida in 2005 when Meyer was hired. In addition to being associate head coach at UF, Holliday is in charge of the Gator safeties and is the lead recruiter in south Florida.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:22pm]


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