The search for a full-time head coach for the UAB football program is expected to stop on former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer. Multiple sources have confirmed that Dilfer is expected to be the choice to become the UAB head coach.

No official announcement has come from UAB.

Dilfer is in his fourth season as the head coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville. His team won the state championship in 2021 and will play for the title on Thursday at 11 a.m. against Christ Presbyterian Academy in the II-AA title game at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga. Dilfer also led his team to the state championship game in 2020.

Dilfer has never coached at the college level. He is a 14-year NFL veteran quarterback, retiring in 2008. He led the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl XXXV title with a 34-7 win over the New York Giants on Jan. 28, 2001.

Former UAB head coach Bill Clark resigned in June to take care of back problems. Bryant Vincent has served as the interim head coach this season. The Blazers finished 6-6 and will play in the Bahamas Bowl against Miami of Ohio on Dec. 16.

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