The New Mexico Lobos administration has had many chances to let go of head football coach Mike Locksley. His record is reason enough to fire Locksley who is 2-26 since taking over for Rocky Long who stepped down, because Long admitted that there was nothing more he could do. Locksley has punched wide receivers coach Jonathon Gerald back in 2009, plus he was part of a sexual and age harassment suit in his first spring on campus. The last incident which involved Joshua Butts who is a family friend and was arrested for a DWI while driving a car registered to Locksley.
The report of Locksley's firing first came from CBSSports.com Dennis Dodd, and it seems to have been a result of the DWI to Butts who was driving the family's car. The University of New Mexico will not confirm the firing which is what the response USA Today received from school spokesman Greg Archuleta:
"He's still our coach. I have not heard anything different. As far as I know, he's still our coach."
The interim coach will be defensive coordinator George Harlow and he will be officially named at a 3 p.m. MT press conference. Locksley announced his decision durring a meeting with his coaches.
With Locksley reportedly on the way out, the school will owe him $450,000 due to during the summer the school and Locksley renegotiated his contract which reduced his buyout.