Thursday, December 22, 2011
Doug Martin leaves Aggie football
New Mexico State is going to say they hire good assistant football coaches. And that's not necessarily a lie.
Heck, the team hired Doug Martin to begin with to be offensive coordinator.
But him leaving also, well, sucks. I'm not saying I blame Martin or NMSU for him leaving because I don't. He went to a better job — more money at a BCS program in Boston College.
But it still leaves the Aggies searching for their fourth offensive coordinator in four years. And I will stand by this all day: if you want to build a program, continuity is KEY. At least it's preferred.
The offensive players are going to have to learn a new system again — think about quarterback Andrew Manley here for a second.
And it would be nice if, once the Aggies got a good coordinator, they could hold onto him. Again, I don't see how they hold onto Martin here because they couldn't match the offer from a financial or program standpoint. All I'm saying is that it's a blow to lose him.
The Aggies have recruited better and they have some talent at the skill positions.
But that's the key word of the day: continuity. Just wish the Aggies could have some at key positions on their coaching staff.
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