New Mexico Suspends Head Coach Locksley for Next Game

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Locksley Earns Eight Day, One Game Suspension Without Pay

New Mexico officials announced today football coach Mike Locksley would be suspended for eight days from the program without pay, including the UNLV game, which he will have to watch from the press box. Locksley will have no contact of any sort with the football program during that time. He will likely fill the empty hours by punching out total strangers, a lesser joy than punching out your co-workers, but one that will have to do.

The most damaging thing for Locksley may be a substantial victory over UNLV, since the Lobos have been playing so badly with him at the helm of the team so far that a victory would look bad, bad, bad indeed. Nevertheless, football coaches are 2-0 in cases of punching underlings this year, so feel free to keep swinging away, aggro gridiron CEOs. Thus far, only Woody Hayes seems to have paid the ultimate price, but he did it on camera. Keep it in the offices behind closed doors and you’ll be fine.

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New Mexico To Announce Locksley Decision

ESPN's Mark Schlabach is reporting that New Mexico officials are planning a news conference for Tuesday to announce whether Lobos football coach Mike Locksley will be suspended or fired for allegedly striking an assistant coach, a source said Sunday night.

Locksley, who is 0-6 in his first season at New Mexico, allegedly struck wide receivers coach J.B. Gerald during a staff meeting Aug. 20. Gerald told Albuquerque police that Locksley busted his lip.

New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs initially issued verbal and written reprimands to Locksley for his role in the altercation. Locksley told reporters last month that he could have handled the situation better and apologized to Gerald.

The Lobos are coming off a 37-13 loss to Wyoming this past weekend, their fifth game of the season in which they gave up 30+ points.

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