This is the official statement issued by John Blake
, through the media relations department at the University of Nebraska
"I have not been contacted by the University of Miami. I respect their program, but have no interest in any position there. I am totally committed to the Nebraska football program and helping us build a championship program here. My family and I are here at Nebraska as long as Nebraska wants us. I am focused on helping our team prepare to play Missouri."
It's hard to say how these things start, but it is clear that someone doesn't want it to continue, defensive line coach John Blake issuing an official statement this evening following rumors that he was the top candidate for the D line job at the University of Miami. Following the firing of their former D line coach, Greg Mark, there was obviously an opening and due to Coker's history with Blake back at Oklahoma, his name was probably as logical as any. Not anymore, according to Blake himself.