On Thursday, University of Alabama at Birmingham head coach Bill Clark told AL.com that he has decided against coaching elsewhere during the 2015 season because he sees "a glimmer of hope" that the program could be restored.
In 2014, Clark led the Blazers to a 6-6 record, their best mark since 2004 (7-5).
Clark, who said he has been contacted about other coaching positions, laid out the two main reasons he has elected not to coach next fall.
He'll become fully vested in the state retirement system within a year, and he sees "a glimmer of hope" that the UAB program may be revived.
If UAB football is reinstated this year, Clark said, there's "a definite possibility" he would return as head coach, "but it would have to be done correctly."