I am a firm believer in this: Talent makes many great coaches great. I can't say in every case but in many.
This brings me to football. I don't know a lot about the new coordinators just hired, but they will be good if the players play ball. And I don't know if NMSU has the talent on defense to be good. That's the biggest question mark for me. Who is playing defense for this team that is so much different from last. And if they are a different player, how are they going to impact the team.
Don't forget, Dante Floyd is gone at linebacker. He was a solid player for them last year, one of the few on D who were. They are going to need big years out of both Jamar Cotton and La'Auli Fonoti. both have talent at outside linebacker but they will need to step up big time.
There secondary? Has to get it done. Can they? I don't think so. There corners were toasted constantly last year. Great players make great coaches. Does NMSU have the talent?