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Mike Leach to New Mexico?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/report-new-mexico-to-fire-coach-hire-mike-leach-29028

    I can see it happening. A strong New Mexico program would negatively impact Texas Tech in a lot of ways (recruiting, local media, attendance). I believe Leach will do this out of spite.

    And if the Pac-12 every expands, it would be good if New Mexico was viable.

    (Props to spwildcat on Rivals for finding this one.)
     
  2. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    IF the PAC looks to expand further, NM is going to be so far down the list. I'd try for any of the existing Big 12 teams or Boise St. well before NM's name came up.
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    So would Leach start immediately??

    That would be interesting.
     
  4. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Interesting
     
  5. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I believe Leach would be in the running for the WSU job in Pullman too.
     
  6. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

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    This seems to fit with Leach's off-kilter approach to... everything. Any other out-of-work coach? No. Leach? Yes, just because he's a zany dude.
     
  7. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    LOL...in this debate about Leach, I saw the ad showing off Texas Tech gear.
     
  8. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Boise St. has a lot of work to do before a Pac-12 invite will be available. They need to start working on those things ASAP because they would be a nice get for the Pac
     
  9. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Might be a fabrication:

    As Operations Manager of 770 KKOB, I can assure you that we never reported on rumor at UNM. It never appeared on any facebook page of 770 KKOB, we never talked about the rumor on our station and never mentioned it on our website.

    Damn internets.
     
  10. UrbanaBuff

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    Would be great for UNM... I have always liked them. But methinks that Leach could land something better this offseason.
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    UNM would be pretty high on the Pac's list for future expansion. Let's face it, if competitive football were the only measuring stick, we would have never gotten the invite. It's all about TV sets, both now and in the future. The Pac won't want to surrender the entire state of New Mexico to the Texas market.

    When the Pac goes to 16 (and I'm nearly 100% convinced it will at some point), the schools on the short list will be UNM, UNLV, CSU, and Boise. Most of those schools still have a boat-load of work to do in order to bring their athletic departments up to par with what the Pac would require, but expansion probably won't happen for another 10-15 years anyway, so there's time.
     
  12. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Yea, UNM has to be on the list of the Pac's next targets, aside from the Texas schools, of course. I really don't see CSU being on that list.

    UNM will need to fire Locksley first, but that's probably not far off. :lol:
     
  13. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    UNM is far closer to being on the Big 12's expansion list than the Pac's; which would make hiring Leach even more intriguing.

    If you are Leach, you could move into the MWC with Texas recruiting ties and a decent fanbase with Utah and BYU leaving the conference, just beat TCU, Boise, and Fresno and you have national respect and coaching opportunities at a major BCS school again.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Can you just imagine Papa Pirate on a recruiting trip in Taos? I'd pay to see that.
     
  15. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Taos?? Yea, a whole lot of talent comes out of there....
     
  16. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Art school, baby. They're already qualified.
     
  17. dcbuffman

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    Next time you're on a recruiting trip in Taos, go to Mantes Chow Cart and get the suzy burrito.

    A righteous experience.
     

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