Dick Tomey, the career leader in coaching victories at Arizona and Hawaii, has been hired to revive San Jose State's struggling program, a school source said yesterday. The source, who spoke...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dick Tomey, the career leader in coaching victories at Arizona and Hawaii, has been hired to revive San Jose State’s struggling program, a school source said yesterday.



The source, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said that Tomey was chosen to succeed Fitz Hill, who resigned earlier in the month.



San Jose State scheduled a news conference for today, but didn’t disclose the reason.



Tomey, 66, is the assistant head coach at Texas under Mack Brown, helping to prepare the team for Saturday’s Rose Bowl game against Michigan.



Tomey went 158-110-7 in 24 seasons at Hawaii and Arizona.



LSU talks with Petrino


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said he met with Louisiana State officials Sunday about the Tigers’ job but declined to say if he expected further talks.




“There’s no offer on the table,” he said.



The LSU job opened when Nick Saban left for the NFL Miami Dolphins. Petrino, who called his session with LSU a “preliminary meeting,” is in Memphis, where the No. 7 Cardinals play No. 10 Boise State in the Liberty Bowl on Friday.



LSU officials have received permission from Arkansas to talk to Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt.



Nutt, who reportedly turned down an offer from Nebraska last year, was not available for comment.



Nutt said Monday that he was committed to staying at Arkansas.





Notes



* Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, 59, has denied rumors of his impending retirement that started circulating on the Internet last month. Carr first learned of the rumors from a recruit and called an impromptu news conference to publicly deny the reports, which he guessed had originated from the coaching staff of a competing school.



Carr said he had an idea which school was responsible but declined to identify it.



Carr denied the rumors again Monday at Disneyland and said, “I’m not going anywhere.”



* Vanderbilt running back Kwane Doster was shot to death in Tampa, Fla., after his friends and a group of other men exchanged “trash talk” about their cars, Tampa police said.



Police continued to appeal for help in making an arrest in the Sunday shooting. Police said they have suspects, but need witnesses who might have seen who fired the fatal shot.



Doster, who was sitting in the back seat of his friend’s car, was killed with a single shot. No one else was injured.