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SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell met with officials at his former high school to talk about coaching the football team.
"It just kind of hit me," Mitchell said when he heard about the vacancy at Springville High. "It really got me thinking. But right now we're just sorting through things and seeing what we want to do."
Mitchell, who threw for nearly 9,000 yards at the University of Utah, met with school officials this week. He lives in Orlando, Fla., and develops real estate.
Mitchell was in the NFL from 1990-2001 with Miami, Detroit, Baltimore and Cincinnati.
"I see it as an opportunity to do some good things for young people, who are at an influential time in their lives where good direction can go a long ways," Mitchell said of his interest in the Springville job.
He has never been a coach.
"As a quarterback you certainly have to know all the aspects of football," Mitchell said. "And I'm smart enough to know that a coach is only as good as the people he has around him."
------ Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com
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