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Friday, December 21, 2001


UH Football

Jones’ agent: No offer
from Georgia Tech

Leigh Steinberg says the UH
coach is 'happy where he is'

By Dave Reardon

The agent for Hawaii football coach June Jones denied a report yesterday that Jones had been offered the vacant Georgia Tech job.

"He has not been contacted by Georgia Tech," Leigh Steinberg said. "He's happy where he is."

Jones was not available for comment. He has repeatedly said he is not interested in leaving the UH job, although he is willing to listen to offers. He is currently renegotiating his contract.

Jones is in the third year of a five-year deal that makes him around $400,000 a year. The contract does have an escape clause, Steinberg said.

On Wednesday, Jones said he hopes to have a new contract in place with Hawaii by the "8th or 9th of January."

Sources close to the Georgia Tech athletic administration said Jones has not been interviewed or officially approached by the school.

UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida said last week he had not been contacted by Georgia Tech for permission to talk to Jones about the job, a courtesy which is standard procedure when a prospective coach is employed by another school.

Georgia Tech interim coach Mac McWhorter interviewed with athletics director Dave Braine on Tuesday, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Other candidates who have been interviewed are New York Giants wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson and Maryland offensive coordinator Charlie Taafe.

Braine has set no timetable for filling the vacancy, created when George O'Leary left for the Notre Dame job. O'Leary was paid more than $1 million a year at Georgia Tech

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