Utep head football coach Mike Price has just announced that he will retire from college football after UTEP plays against Rice this Saturday at the Sun Bowl.

Price is the sixth-winningest active coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the second-winningest coach in UTEP football history with 48 victories.

"I'm very thankful to President Natalicio for giving us the opportunity," Price said. "It has  been the chance of a lifetime. I am very appreciative of the loyal support by twith athletic director Bob Stull. This is my last year of coaching. It is great to go out with this group of fine student-athletes and coaches. Although I didn't go to school here, I'm a Miner.  Joyce and I are proud El Pasosns."

UTEP Athletic officials announced that Saturday will be "Mike Price Appreciation Day," with the first 20,000 fans receiving commemorative tickets

Video from the press conference coming soon