What does golf coach Scott Lieberwirth’s departure mean for the Aggie athletics program?
This is how I interpret it: he had a better opportunity — a better working situation, perhaps — at UTEP.
How do I come to this conclusion? Because who leaves NMSU for UTEP? Only if it’s in the best interest for himself and his family. It’s a personal decision to leave. Nothing more, nothing less.
Lieberwirth left money on the table to join the Miners — he will make a base salary of just over $50,000 at UTEP. But there will be other avenues to collect money — incentives and a strong booster club to name a few.
It should act as a wakeup call for NMSU. Right in line with Mike Dunbar deciding to “retire” and the football team asking for snacks a few years ago.
It just doesn't look good. Obviously.