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Former Alabama football coach hanging up the whistle

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UTEP head coach, and former Alabama head coach, Mike Price is retiring after a 31-year coaching career.  Price is most remembered for taking Washington State to two Rose Bowls and being fired at the University of Alabama before he ever coached a game.

Price announced the decision Monday with one game left in his ninth season with the Miners (3-8). He led UTEP to 8-4 records and bowl games his first two years in El Paso but hasn't had a winning record since.

After leading Washington State to the Rose Bowl in 2002, Price was hired by Alabama. That spring, he was fired after admitting to drinking heavily and going to a topless bar after attending a golf tournament in Florida.

Price, who started at Weber State in 1981, has a 177-182 career record.

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