When I look at the NMSU football team, I wonder about the coaches that have come and gone, the new one coming in, and what holds the program back.
Do you really think all the coaches in the last 40 to 50 years to grace the Aggie sideline have been bad? Highly unlikely. Can the program win? I would think so, but it hasn't in some time and who knows when it will turn the corner.
Aggie Glare brought forth a good point a couple posts ago. In essence, even if Boston makes a great choice on a new head man, the odds will be stacked against the coach. History indicates this. It will be an uphill battle not only winning here but also turning around a losing culture and a losing tradition that engulfs the team.
NMSU football has some benefits for a new coach who's looking to take over a program. The facilities have been upgraded and there's more to come. The current administration has a vested interest in winning. The WAC is a solid football conference. But there are drawbacks to, possibly the biggest being the fact that the program has been a coaching graveyard for years. No one wants to go to a new situation where they feel like they can't succeed. And there is some of that going on here.
I've said it time and again, the Aggies need to find a special coach to turn things around. Even if they find a special one, there's no guarantee they will be able to do the job.