By Bret Bloomquist
El Paso Times
Mike Price said he was going about the business of coaching UTEP football as usual on Tuesday and that he expected to know "later in the week" whether he would have the chance of leading the team into the 2012 season.
Price, athletic director Bob Stull and UTEP president Dr. Diana Natalicio will meet at some point in the next few days to discuss the future of the program after a rebuilding 2011 ended with a 5-7 record, moving Price's seven-year mark at UTEP ato 45–52 and his career record to 174-174. Price moved up to seventh in all-time victories among active NCAA FBS coaches when Arizona State fired Dennis Erickson earlier this week.
"I want to come back," said Price, who met with players on Monday to discuss their academic progress. "We're going to be pretty good next year. We will meet on (Natalicio's) schedule so until then I can't really say anything."
Stull repeated that, noting that the procedure this year is the same as in years past.
"Until we meet there's nothing to report," he said.
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