First year University of New Mexico head football coach Mike Locksley interviewed last year for the head job at Syracuse University. We all know he didn't get the job. Instead, he landed the head gig at the University of New Mexico. Last week he landed something else - a punch to the mouth of his wide receivers coach.
The action, known as Tom Cable-ing your assistant has lead to Locksley being reprimanded by his school. The slap on the wrist included a "letter in his personnel file." If he gets in trouble again I''m guessing he's looking at two weeks of detention, or maybe even the dreaded in-school suspension. In all seriousness, I have no idea what the offensive coaches meetings will be like from here on out, but I have to imagine it would be on par with a dinner date between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
Sean at TNIAAM profiled Locksley last year - he is known as a bright young coach and an excellent recruiter, but so far this year he's also known as a guy that's 0-4. While it's stupid and impossible to judge college football coaches after 4 games, the T3I collective man-crush on Doug Marrone grows stronger by the day, so we're happy the brain trust on the hill snagged Marrone - he's tremendous. Besides, Jaime Elizondo looks like he could take a punch. Doug knows better than to mess with that guy.