Yes, folks, what you heard was true. We have the first head coach firing of the season after just four weeks. Mike Locksley has been deservedly canned after going 2-26 in two and a third seasons. The last straw was this past Saturday when New Mexico lost to FCS school Sam Houston State in overtime 48-45. Fan support for the program had plummetted under Locksley. This past Saturday was the Lobos lowest home attendance at University Stadium in nineteen years--16,313 fans.
Also this past weekend, a Lobos recruit was arrested with charges of an aggravated DWI, minor in possession of alcohol, driving without a license, and reckless driving while in a car owned by Locksley. Keep in mind Locksley was accused of sexual harrassment of a secretary before he even coached his first game at New Mexico. During his first season, he violently attacked his wide receivers coach after a loss and was subsequently suspended for ten days.
This guy was the biggest joke of a head coach I have ever witnessed in all of the years I have been a fan of college pigskin. I had been calling for Locksley's removal on every single edition of my column On The Hot Seat since I began this blog. He is finally gone. Defensive coordinator George Barlow will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the season.