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Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson could be p...

There are 20 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Dec 3, 2008, titled Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson could be p.... In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Pittsburgh Steelers running back coach Kirby Wilson's name has emerged as a possible candidate for the New Mexico State head football job.

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awesome

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Dec 3, 2008
Kirby Wilson has tons of experience! I hope he gets a fair interview. The Aggie football team needs to change things up. The whole staff should be re-evaluated. I believe the new head coach should be able to choose his own staff. Whoever they hire I hope he understands all the ins and outs of coaching. I don't want to see our college football coach at practice on the news sitting in a golf cart with a towel around his neck looking like Gary Busey. Hire a coach that is going to coach.
Unknown

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Dec 3, 2008
Why in the world was Mumme an option if NMSU claims Kirby Wilson was a top four finalist. Got to love the politics of it all right? Don't worry Boston will pick another lame coach.
marty

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Dec 3, 2008
But can he recruit? Does he have roots in an area like Texas, Florida or California?

Have they considered the coordinator at TCU? Good young guy who will be coaching at a big school sometime in the future?
Hello

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Dec 3, 2008
We need someone with either coaching or playing experience in the NFL. Look at what Theus did with the mens basketball team (yes, he left I know). Players will respect someone with NFL experience or coaching experience over someone who looks like a homeless bum with a towel over his head.
Dont forget to feed Jake

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Dec 3, 2008
Hello wrote:
We need someone with either coaching or playing experience in the NFL. Look at what Theus did with the mens basketball team (yes, he left I know). Players will respect someone with NFL experience or coaching experience over someone who looks like a homeless bum with a towel over his head.
You make the wrong assumption that NFL success will turn into College success. NMSU needs a proven college coach with connections in Texas, Calif., and Florida. Reggie Theus was using NMSU as a jumping point and dont forget he was the 3rd or 4th brides maid for the Sacramento Kings job. If he does not win this year, he will probably be fired.
Rob

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Dec 3, 2008
As Hal Mumme exits through the door at NMSU, so should AD McKinley Boston, he knew the "baggage" that Hal Mumme brought to NMSU and its apparent after four years that it translated into a four year losing campaign, a very bad choice, and he is responsible, now having said that we all know McKinley Boston isnt going anywhere, so here's my two cents worth of Monday arm-chair quaterbacking, "if" by chance Barney Cotton should re-applies for the head coaching job, Boston should hire him on the spot. Barney Cotton was a successful offensive coordinator under Coach Samuals at NMSU, Cotton then went to Nebraska as the head offensive coordinator and in his first year there they went to a bowl game and won, after that year Barney Cotton went to Iowa State as the head offensive coordinator and for three years the Cyclones were in bowl games. He knows the recruting area for NMSU as well as anyone, he's obviously a good coordinator and would have no problems handling "external" activities as Mr. Boston is looking for, but for some reason Mr. Boston elected to go with Hal Mumme and his "baggage"!

Who knows, if Mr. Boston would had made the right choice he would have come out smelling like Obama, and I know Las Crucens would love that!
Alum

El Paso, TX

#7 Dec 3, 2008
Both Wilson's are rb coaches, that doesnt seem to fit the mold tha Dr. Boston laid out yesterday. He wants someone to maintain an air raid type team, so why bring in someone who has spent the majority of their experience as a rb coach. Look at a recievers coach if we want to stick to a wide open team.

Of the names I would prefer Sanders, a former Aggie coach who know the area, plus he has ties to the Big 12.

But that said none of the three really impress.
Stay on point

El Paso, TX

#8 Dec 3, 2008
Rob wrote:
Who knows, if Mr. Boston would had made the right choice he would have come out smelling like Obama, and I know Las Crucens would love that!
Rob you had great points, up until your last sentence. Stay on point and check your politics at the door.
Rotten Scoundrel

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Dec 3, 2008
Hey Rob, lay off the Kool-Aid and post something original instead of copying and pasting the same comment on any of the posts you can get on!

And since you sound like such an expert maybe you can apply for the head coaching job or even the AD post...or better yet, replace Gallagher on the advisory committee!
Jake

United States

#10 Dec 3, 2008
The Aggies lack of success is directly attributable to it's recruiting efforts,or more accurately,the lack of.It's efforts are seriously hampered by the fact that it doesn't have it's own media market and blue chippers(4/5 star)won't even visit.Efforts need to be focused on getting players to commit who are 2 star and may be getting overlooked,Remember,a viable alternatve may be to drop football to 1 AA and maintain bball and vball at Div. 1.I'd say with attendance at it's current level and a 40 yr. record of futility,make the decision before it's made for you.
AggiePride

El Paso, TX

#11 Dec 3, 2008
Jake.. you show ignorance with your post. Drop a divison in football and the school goes to hell and back. Football is the biggest money maker the university has. They would also lose students. Before you open your mouth, try donating some money to the school or go to games. IDIOT
Rob

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#12 Dec 3, 2008
Hey Scoundrel, no kool-aid, just facts, if you cant see the facts from you nose not my problem.

Boston made a very bad choice, an awful choice, he had some very good candidates to choose from back in 04, not just Barney Cotton but the others who interviewed as well, can you tell me from the record Mumme had and his baggage why on earth Boston made the choice he did, not to mention the law suit the school had to buy its way out of later!

He is either very stupid or he felt sorry for Mumme, but that didnt help this program at all. He should take responsibility for these lousy four years and resign, it aint all Mumme's fault...
Rob

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#13 Dec 3, 2008
And "Stay on Point", sorry about the political sarcasm, just wanted to make the read interesting...
wow

Mesa, AZ

#14 Dec 3, 2008
Dont forget to feed Jake wrote:
<quoted text>
You make the wrong assumption that NFL success will turn into College success. NMSU needs a proven college coach with connections in Texas, Calif., and Florida. Reggie Theus was using NMSU as a jumping point and dont forget he was the 3rd or 4th brides maid for the Sacramento Kings job. If he does not win this year, he will probably be fired.
Yes, he probably will be fired and guess what??? Our men's basketball team is still doing great without him. They won 20 games with a new coach last year and this year looks to be promising!
Now, back to football....... BRING IN WILSON!!!
MadHat77

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Dec 3, 2008
Kirby would be a good choice... his connection with various NFL teams will translate into greater draw power for recruits because he can have the ears of the pro talent scounts.

Of the names being batted around thusfar, K. Wilson is the most attractive choice to me.
aggiefansince83

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Dec 3, 2008
Just say no to NFL coaches. We need a former college head coach like Joe Glenn or an assisstant like Cotton or like Samuel was.

NFL coaches don't have a clue how to run a college team especially one with the difficulties we have.

And to those who think recruits will flock here with a guy with NFL connections that is not true. Mumme's staff had a lot of NFL connections and that didn't do us much good.
T-O has B-O

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Dec 3, 2008
I agree with MadHat77. Steelers rock and they will CRUSH the Cowgirls on Sunday.
Jake

Roy, WA

#18 Dec 4, 2008
The biggest money maker NMSU has is certainly not football,how do you explain the massive deficit in the athletic department AP.If you think I'm ignorant for speaking what needs to be said about a generational non competitive D1 football program that no coach is EVER going to be able to fix.I think you just may be delusional.My donations go to whom I choose are deserving and I will express myself as I see fit,we can arrange a meeting should you desire to do something other than sit in your basement attacking others verbally should they disagree with your knee jerk ideas.
MadHat77

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Dec 4, 2008
While I don't exactly think Football is the biggest money maker, I KNOW NMSU would like it to be and their business plan revolves around it.

Dropping to the FCS would be a mistake. We have trouble recruiting as it is, dropping to the FCS would make the recruits disappear almost all together.

NMSU needs to stay in the FBS and I think they need to stay in the WAC. This program ISN'T hopeless, but it does need help. The college hasn't ever really paid much attention TO the football program and now that it wants to, I think it can work to turn it into a profitable venture for the university over the span of a few years with the right people in place. Hal Mumme was certainly one of those "right" people.

Since: Apr 08

Omaha, NE

#20 Dec 6, 2008
Kirby is a kick ass coach. We were down to our #3 RB, and he came in and posted 100 ypg and vindicated that offensive line. No worries kid...he's ok.

LZ

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