With rumors starting to buzz about UAB Head Football Coach Bill Clark headed to Brett Favre country in Hattiesburg, Miss. to take the head coaching job at Southern Miss, it makes you wonder where people get their information from.

If Coach Clark were going to leave UAB, wouldn’t he had done that when the program was shut down? In his first year with the Blazers, Clark went 6-6. The previous year the team was 2-10.

They were bowl eligible for the first time in 10 years and we all know what happened after the season in 2014, as the football program was ended. Luckily in the summer of 2015, football was reinstated and the Blazers are set to compete again in 2017.

With signing day on Wednesday, UAB holds the top recruiting class in Conference USA, and that is pretty impressive for a team that will not play a football game in 2016.

This shows what an excellent recruiter Coach Clark is, but it also shows people want to come play at UAB. With many star studded recruits already on campus that joined the team in January, Clark will add to his new team a signing class that is shaping up to be a historic one for the Blazers.

In many of his tweets, Clark uses the hashtag #WTD, which is an acronym for Win the Day. With recruits pouring in almost daily, it seems as if Clark and his staff are doing just that.

Bill Clark came to UAB with a vision. That vision was to build this program from the ground up and make it into something that Birmingham had never seen before. He is going to see this thing through and knows that it will not happen overnight, just ask Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

He is the right man for this job, as he know’s it will not be an easy one. He has shown that he will stop at nothing to make this program great. Coach Clark truly wants to put UAB on the map.

His whole coaching career he has done nothing but won. During his time as the head coach at Prattville, Ala. he went a combined 106-11 and won back-to-back class 6A state championships.

In his only season as the head coach at Jacksonville State he led them to their first ever playoff win, before losing in the quarterfinals.

Coach Clark put the rumors to rest as he said he was 100 percent committed to UAB and finishing what we started. That is good news for Blazer fans as the countdown to 2017 continues on.

Clark is not only a great coach, he is also a great leader. Players want to play for a guy like that and UAB is lucky to have someone like him as the head football coach. No matter what the headlines bring in the future, just know Coach Clark is in it for the long haul at UAB.

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