Krivak's contract put on hold

October 03, 1990|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent

COLLEGE PARK -- Newly appointed University of Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said he will not make a decision on football coach Joe Krivak's status for the 1991 season until the current season is completed.

Krivak, who has a 15-22-1 record, is in the fourth and final year of his contract.

Geiger, who began work at the university Monday, said he discussed the situation with Krivak for nearly 40 minutes on the team's flight to Maryland after the game Saturday against Michigan.

"It's probably not a mystery what his concerns are," said Geiger. "We talked about facilities, financial support and bonding of the football enterprise with the academic enterprise of the university in the best and positive way that we can. Joe expanded my horizons and gave me some sense of direction. We are definitely short on some things, and that's why I'm here, to try and help solve some of these things.

"I was impressed with our effort against Michigan -- our schemes, our coaching strategy and coaching staff," Geiger said. "Joe likes it here. He's a very sound guy. I think we just need to get used to each other before any snap decisions are made on his part or mine. That's one reason why we're going to play through the season. I'll meet with Joe informally and formally a couple of more times before the season ends."

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