Sunday, January 27, 2013

Aggies open head football coaching job on website

New Mexico State University has officially posted the job listing for the school's head football coach on its website.

To view the posting, click here.

The job's official post date was Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. According to the job description, the position is open two days — Sunday through Tuesday. The anticipated start date for the job is listed as Feb. 1, 2013.

What does this indicate? First, it's believed Aggies are required to open the job. Secondly, with it open for two days, perhaps they have a short list in hand, and already a candidate in mind.

It also indicates the school is moving fast, something that hasn't always been the case in similar instances (just think back to recent football assistant-coaching departures in December, when university officials couldn't comment on such moves until mid-January).

NMSU Athletics Director McKinley Boston said last week during a press conference introducing interim coach Doug Martin, that he was unsure of a timeframe for making a full-time hire, or if a national search would be put in place.

On the surface, Martin is a good fit for the job — a coach who has experience at NMSU as offensive coordinator in 2011 and was the head coach at Kent State for seven years.

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Anonymous said...

I personally like Doug Martin.

He took over a Kent St. football team was almost extinct.
He went 5-7 the last two years before he resigned and most of the players in this years bowl team were recruited by him.

I think that by him coming back, says a lot. Give him the job!

Anonymous said...

I agree, the Aggies probably had a legal requirement to advertise the position. However the extremely short advertisement period means that it's a safe bet they already have their guy (Martin). If it isn't him, I would be very VERY surprised.


Anonymous said...

Given the 2 day window...looks like Boston has pegged Doug Martin as Head Coach.

Aggie athletics are in bad shape. Granted, it's easier to watch a team when they are winning--but seriously Las Cruces, you are the worst fans! Even the basketball games are poorly attended, and that team is successful. The Aggies have no home field advantage. The only time the stadium is near or at capacity is when UTEP or UNM fans come to town to support their teams.

Tough position for any coach.

Anonymous said...

If Coach Martin does get the job (I think he should) I think Coach Walker had a play in it.

Walker was really trying to bring back coach as our OC but, I think Walker knew he was leaving and wanted to bring in a familiar face with the players/ staff & fans.

Walker is a class act and will never admit to it but, he knew the timing of his departure was bad. He brought in Martin to make things as smooth as possible.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Boston is moving fast on this one. That's gotta be a first!

If he would have moved this fast during the re-alignment. Maybe we wouldn't be an independent!!