UNM IS NOT doing away with football. Unlike soccer, after all of the numbers were finalized for the 2018 season and even with low attendance, AD Eddie Nuñez reported that UNM football showed a profit (presumably from Mountain West Conference revenue along with the body bag game vs. Wisconsin). For the incoming coach, he will play two body bag games in 2020 against Mississippi State and USC. The cash will be flowing; will UNM have any healthy players left to play NMSU after those two games?
AD NUÑEZ: FINDING a suitable coach might be as easy as the formula that former AD Gary Ness used. Gary had an internal search for successful JC coaches who had success and had no NCAA violations. Advantage: Not spending lots on a head hunter. He found Coach Dennis Franchione who turned our Lobo program around in a huge way. Just use good old common sense and a little honey to find the right fit. Go Lobos!
— Transplant Paul