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Be cool, stay in school

Posted at 10:31 AM on January 4, 2007 by Bill Wareham

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice says
he's interested in the Gophers football coaching job. But he might
not have the academic credentials.

Tice told the Pioneer Press that he's interested in the Big Ten
job that opened up Sunday when the U of M fired Glen Mason.

But the paper says the university requires all of its head
coaches to have college degrees -- and Tice left the University of
Maryland for the N-F-L before he graduated. Tice says he'd finish
up his few remaining credits if that's what it would take to be

Tice is currently an assistant coach for the N-F-L's
Jacksonville Jaguars. He says he hasn't talked with Gophers
athletic director Joel Maturi -- and Maturi hasn't identified any