Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mumme's future

I know that McKinley Boston is taking heat for Hal Mumme's continued presence on the NMSU sideline.

I really believe that Mumme will be dismissed once the team is eliminated from bowl eligibility. Will a loss against Hawaii garner him losing his job? Quite possibly. Will two more losses grant him his walking papers? That would seem almost a certainty.

Unless the team makes a miraculous turnaround, expect the coach to be gone.

This weekend's game seems like a winnable one for the Aggies. Hawaii is road-weary and I think it will be a close contest. For most people on this board, that doesn't seem like the best of news right now, but that's where the program stands.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the hardest things for me to understand is the recruiting picture for NMSU under Mumme. Browsing the players who have shown an interest in NMSU on Rivals.com, there just doesn't seem to be the quality of player I would expect to see there. I know that NMSU is not going to attract five star or even four star players. But it is embarrassing that there are virtually no three star players showing an interest in the Aggies.

That needs to change. We also need to see interest in players at the positions that lack depth. But, the defensive line, defensive backs, offensive line all have very few prospects. Given this picture, there does not seem to be mouch promise for the future.

We need recruits. We need coaching that is responsive to the situation. We have darn little adjustment between games offensively and none at halftime. It is no surprise that our success is limited. I think Hal Mumme has become like the fiddle player who only needs one string on the fiddle. He thinks he's found the perfect note. The problem is, it has become boring and no longer sounds sweet.

fire dumme said...

2 of the last 3 were winnable. How did those turn out?

Anonymous said...

I'm at a cross road.
I really want the team to win but, I also want Mumme fired.

I'll be at the game cheering for my team but, I will BOO Mumme every chance I get.

Fire Mumme and Go Aggies!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes both Mumme and Boston need to go- how could he give a contract extention after last year's season....

Anonymous said...

The reason for the contract extension is well documented. We weren't going to fire him with Chase, C-Dub, and AJ going into their senior season. And without an extension he would have an even harder time recruiting. Last year the DC took the fall. This year there is no more scape goat.

Anonymous said...

The heck with all this Mumme talk. If anything happens, it won't be until after the game.

Veterans Day is next week and NMSU is doing a phenomenal thing in honoring our Veterans during the game.

Let's forget about Mumme for a little while.
Go to the game and cheer on the team and let's honor those Veterans that have sacrificed so much for all of us!!!

Anonymous said...

Mumme needs to go and the sooner the better. Give the team to Coach Dunn for the remainder of the season; sort of a try out to see if he can motivate the entire team the way the defense has improved under his guidance with Mumme picked players.

Not to have to pay Mumme's contract extension, just demote him to a menial task of maybe cleaning the locker room with no contact with the players. He is a demoralizing force!!!!!

Good luck Aggies and beat the island boys.

EP Aggie Fan

Anonymous said...

Why did NMSU agree to let LCH vs. MHS play the day before they host a WAC game? I understand that this is a big game for the community, but NMSU should look out for NMSU. This hurts the Aggies more than Hawaii who has transitioned into a more run oriented team. We all know the Aggs cant run and a sloppy field slows down our best option.

Also is anyone scouting Hawaii? They have been in El Paso all week and while they havent released a schedule of where they are, all it takes is a little initiative. They are looking for grass fields, so that throws out a handful of stadiums with the field turf, how difficult is it to follow a bus full of guys to a stadium and watch their practices?

Anonymous said...

Teddy,
What are the terms of Mumme's contract? I know he got a one-year extenstion last year, and therefore has two years remaining. But is there a buy-out clause? If we knew NMSU's financial obligation, it could shed light on what is forthcoming.

Mumme is losing quality skill position players to graduation, so next year looks as bleak (or worse) as the rest of this season. I agree he needs to go, but wonder if NMSU can afford to do it.
-Aggie Glare

Anonymous said...

How is Greg Harrod still on staff at NMSU. He called us Las Crucens idiots that will never know what it takes to win. He even said that it was his e-mail that sent the message,(someone happen to hack his personal e-mail and send it, right that happens all the time.) What a joke!!

Anonymous said...

I think we should dump the football team and take on Oklahoma or Texas or USC as NMSU's official football team by proxy. On game day, we can go to our stadium and watch "our" team on the jumbotron.

Problem solved. :-)

Anonymous said...

anon 12:15
It's quite easy on the internet to fake an identity or be anonymous. Heck, most people that post on this blog don't identify themselves.

All I'd need to fake yours is get a hold of your e-mail address (Greg Harrod's is available at nmsu.edu), post it as my own on a site without much moderation(like firehalmumme.com) and just type away!

I'm not saying I that Harrod didn't write that blog entry or am even defending him, but I REALLY hope you don't take everything you read on internet blogs or message boards as gospel. The internet is like the wild west...

GO AGGIES! BEAT THE 'BOWS!

Anonymous said...

Greg Harrod called us a bunch of "idiots."
Takes one to know one, my man!!

This guy was a nobody until he had a brain fart!! Now, he and Mumme are the most hated people in Las Cruces!

BTW,
I really love his "computer hacking" conspiracy theory he told KDBC TV!!
Not even Comedy Central or SNL can come up with this kind of stuff!!

Hey Greg,
How did you like Dr. Boston's LC Sun News public scolding?

Anonymous said...

23,000 tickets sold for a...HIGH SCHOOL game? When NMSU has to beg and plead with the community and can only get 15,000 tops-and they STILL DON"T GET IT-NOBODY wants their hard-earned dollar spent on a LOSER!!They want a team that they can be proud of-sorry,NMSU Aggies-this year,and in the last 5 years,it ain't been YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

NMSU athletic department financial situation is BAD! They cannot buy Mumme out, while paying for a new coach to come in. Do you realize how much money it is going to take, along with a long term contract, to bring in a new and good coach? We can't pull it off at the present time. Tell me what coach is going to leave where he is to come here and take over this mess. We are going to need big money for that.

Mumme will be pushed aside and Dunn will take over as an interim head coach for a year. That will give Boston a full year to find a coach who might be the right fit. That is how they will spin it, when in fact the reason for that will be what I just stated. We can't pay off Mumme and pay a new coach at the same time. So the program doesn't get better as we can't recruit and have no head coach because we can't pay for it. Tell me how this makes us a better football program.

Question. Has football every been good here at NMSU? Will it ever be good? How can it be? This program steals more money and gets nothing in return. We don't have enough interest or financial support from our alumns to float this. Everyone wants to be good but we don't have enough people stepping up and throwing money in to the situation. Why should we? Do we trust the people there at NMSU to take care of our money and make good decisions?

Football here should be on the 1AA level, if there is such a thing anymore. Why not drop them to D2 and let them play Western, Highlands and Eastern where our talent and depth levels will be able to compete. It is such a drain on the community and athletic department as it holds other programs over there back.

Whatever!

Now you all need to go to the www.golobos.com site and check out their plans for a $60 million dollar renovation project for The Pit. Go check that out and you will see why we are in the position we're in. How in the heck do we compete with that? We don't.

Anonymous said...

The reason the team can't drop down is that the WAC requires that the school maintain a D1 football team in order to compete in other areas. But if we know that, let's not throw any more good money after bad, keep the Aggies as the joke that they are, don't promote them. If the athletic department has to promote teams, they should promote the teams that actually have good players, like volleyball, swimming, and basketball.

Anonymous said...

hey anon 12:15 good point,but too bad that wasn't the e-mailed used. The e-mail used was a private account, setup by him for his personal use.

Anonymous said...

"hey anon 12:15 good point,but too bad that wasn't the e-mailed used. The e-mail used was a private account, setup by him for his personal use."

So if anyone happened to know his email, they could use it. I have posted 3 different posts with 3 BOGUS emails on that site!

Anonymous said...

"hey anon 12:15 good point,but too bad that wasn't the e-mailed used. The e-mail used was a private account, setup by him for his personal use."

So if anyone happened to know his email, they could use it. I have posted 3 different posts with 3 BOGUS emails on that site!


Thanks for your support!
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Anonymous said...

That is because only negative comments towards the site our actually checked out. If the persons supports what we are trying to do then we could care less where that post came from.

We appreciate your post and continued support of the site.

Anonymous said...

So if anyone happened to know his email, they could use it. I have posted 3 different posts with 3 BOGUS emails on that site!

Only negative post toward the site are checked out. Positive comments that support our cause are not checked because we could care less where they came from. Try to post a comment that doesn't support our cause from a bogus e-mail and it won't be posted.

Anonymous said...

i was reading the article on line tonight written by felix. what does mumme sniff when he has that towel around his neck? his brain must not work. he is still crying about all the injuries. hey felix, why do you keep writing that old tired quote by him? why don't you call him out on it/ and, does he really believe that chase is a top prospect for the nfl? come on now.

Anonymous said...

Teddy,
Can we get a new post??? You havent posted anything since Nov 4th?

Anonymous said...

It looks like Boston doesn't have the gut's to pull the trigger. I suspect he will probably give his buddy another year..and make excusese saying something like "they are injured, we are making progress". Where are the Boosters here? Or are the boosters kiss a's of Mac Boston as well?