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MCBRIDE NOT LOOKING TO LEAVE U.

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Utah football coach Ron McBride said he'll "listen" to any offers by other schools, but isn't looking to leave the Beehive State.

McBride's name came up Monday in connection with the University of Louisville football job, which was vacated last week by Howard Schnellenberger when he left to take the University of Oklahoma job.Others on Louisville's "short list," according to a published report, were Kansas State's Bill Snyder and Auburn assistant Tommy Bowden.

"I'll listen to what anybody has to say," said McBride from Anaheim Monday night. "But am I looking for another job? No."

McBride has said before that the Utah job is the one he wanted more than any other. He was an assistant at Utah for eight years and he has been happy the past five years while compiling a 33-26 record with three bowl invitations.

Earlier this year McBride showed no interest in the Iowa State job when contacted about it. He hasn't been officially contacted by Louisville as of Monday night but heard about his name coming up in connection with the job when he got calls from a friend from Cincinnati and his daughter in New Orleans.

Although he still has a couple of years left on his contract, McBride did leave the door slightly open on leaving Utah if certain things don't work out.

"As long as Utah treats me correctly as they say they will, I have no problems," he said.

Besides his tenure at Utah, McBride has been an assistant at Arizona, Wisconsin and Long Beach State.

McBride's Utes are practicing all week at Golden West College in preparation for the Dec. 27 Freedom Bowl game against Arizona.