Coker signs 24 to inaugural UTSA football class

Former Miami coach Larry Coker has signed his first class of

recruits at UTSA – a team that won’t play its first game until

2011.

Coker says he was just happy to have players to coach again,

three years after Miami fired him when a mediocre 2006 season was

marred by violence on and off the field. He has spent the past two

years as a TV analyst.

Coker led the Hurricanes to the 2001 national championship. The

San Antonio college of 28,000 plans to play football as an

independent for two years and then join the Football Bowl

Subdivision.