Even with final contract details yet to be ironed out, Texas-El Paso football Coach Bob Stull was making no promises about instant success in his new job with the University of Missouri.

"Trust me, I'm no miracle worker," Stull told reporters at Lambert Airport in St. Louis early today. "I just want to build a solid program."Stull was met at the airport by Missouri Athletic Director Dick Tamburo and assistant athletic director John Kadlec. The three then drove to Columbia.

"Nothing's official yet," Stull said. "We just have some things to talk about, just some things to clear up."

Stull is credited with turning UTEP around in three years from a 10-game loser to a 10-game winner. The Miners, 10-2, are headed to the Independence Bowl on Dec. 23 against Southern Mississippi in the first out-of-town bowl game in the school's history.

Stull also was head coach at the University of Massachusetts for two seasons and has a career record of 31-26 in five seasons.