Mike Locksley Fired As New Mexico Head Coach, According To Report

New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley was reportedly fired on Sunday after a rough Saturday, both on and off the field.

It was only a matter of time before New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley was relieved of his duties. After a 48-45 loss to Sam Houston State in overtime on Saturday, the Lobos reportedly sent Locksley on his way. Though there's been no official word on the reasoning for Locksley's firing, both his on- and off-field performance certainly factored into the equation. To say he had a bad day on Saturday would be an understatement.

Here's the quick report, which comes from CBS.

New Mexico coach Mike Locksley has become the first coaching casualty of the season. The Lobos' coach was fired Sunday, a source told CBSSports.com, less than a day after a New Mexico recruit was arrested for DWI while driving a car registered to Locksley.
Before Saturday's game, 19-year-old Josh Butts was pulled over in car registered to Locksley. Butts was subsequently arrest for DWI after he was found to have a blood alcohol content of .16.

Joshua Butts, 19 was pulled over in a dark blue SUV near University Stadium moments before Saturday’s kickoff.

The vehicle is registered to Locksley and his wife.

According to the police report, he told police he was brought from Chicago to play football and that he was on his way to the game in, "coaches car."
Remember, Locksley is the same guy who allegedly punched an assistant coach in 2009, as well.

We'll be back with more on the situation as it becomes available.
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