ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mike Locksley will return as University of New Mexico’s head
football coach for the 2011 season, UNM announced Thursday.
“Obviously, we are making this announcement to quiet
speculation about our head football coaching position,” Lobo athletic director Paul Krebs said in a statement. “It’s important during the current recruitment
period that potential student-athletes know that Mike
Locksley will be our coach in 2011.
“We have evaluated the season and the program, and neither
Mike nor I are satisfied with the on-field results and we
both expect improvement in 2011.
“We realize there have been hardships placed on the
program in terms of injuries, scholarship limitations,
scheduling, and even in the depth of personnel that coach
Locksley inherited two years ago. Mike and I expect to see
improvement in Year Three and this administration firmly
believes that 2011 will show that improvement on the
The Lobo football team has gone 2-22 under Locksley’s direction in 2009 and 2010.