07:58 AM ET 05.11 | Late last week, Larry Coker met with high school coaches through the Dallas area, selling a Texas-San Antonio startup program that won't field a team until 2011. "Every place I've been before," Coker said, "we've had helmets and a dressing room." As much as Coker loves talking UTSA, his Miami experience remains inescapable. He won a national title, nearly won another and was out of a job by 2006. Coker's end at Miami was symbolized by an ugly brawl against Florida International. Coker became the handy fall guy, dubbed too nice as the program slipped. He says he couldn't overcome the media attention on the brawl and the Miami image. "You change hats and you change shirts," Coker said. "In my mind, Miami was such a great experience to me. They've moved on, and I'm moving on. "Now I've got such a great opportunity here. I don't think about it much anymore, about the jets flying over and the championships and those things."