As a die-hard Alum of the University of New Mexico, I am really hoping for a turnaround after the absolute ATROCITY we just went through for head coach of the Football program.
During his 2-1/2 years as head coach
Mike Locksley took what was a promising program (Rocky Long did great things there) and is best known for:
He was brought up on charges of Sex Discrimination charges
He hit an assistant coach
He let a kid who didnt have a drivers license drive his car, which was pulled over by police. This kid was of SERIOUS character question.
He led the Lobos to a 2-26 record in the above average MWC.
Now, one name that is lingering is one that many of you in Florida might have insight to. I know he also has a questionable record against him for hitting a player I believe.
Can anybody give me insight to Jim Leavitt?
Great defensive mind. Was a pretty good head coach. I think he'd be a great hire for Lobos. I actually wouldn't mind him at all as the Dolphins DC should we hire a head coach who wants to run the 4-3.
He allegedly hit a player at USF and that's what led to his resignation.
Supposedly, Terry Bowden's in the mix for the UNM job. I still think Leach would be your best bet.
Would LOVE Leach, but, I would be very very very very surprised if he doesnt end up at Ole Miss. He would have the opportunity to bring his style to the best conference in College and prove those shallow minded idiots at T2 blew it. If he could go into Ole Miss and be as competitive a he was with the Red Raiders, that would be an incredible crown jewel.
Bob Davie is the next UNM coach.