Will the new HC be local talent friendly?
I'm sure it's hard to recruit elite players in high school to go and play for UTEP and this I'm positive is the main issue with UTEP football.
First off my definition of an elite player is one who has alteast 5 or more offers from SEC, PAC 10, PAC12, ACC, conferences. Ask yourself this when was the last time a elite player coming out of high school who had aleast 5 or more division 1 offers from SEC, PAC 10, PAC12, ACC, conferences chose to go and play for UTEP?
Ok so what is there to do in the city of El Paso? El Paso doesn't have a beach. El Paso doesn't doesn't have nice high mountains to climb or go biking or running where along these mountains there are rivers, streams, lakes or wonderful things like that. El Paso doesn't have a forest. El Paso doesn't even have a amusement park. El Paso doesn't have exciting night clubs. El Paso doesn't have a lot of fun and exciting things to do. A lot of elite players coming out of high school not only look at what the University has to offer education wise and what the history of the football program has done and where that football program currently is today but they also look at what the city where that University is located has to offer them.
Is UTEP a consistent top 25 team? Elite players coming out of high school like to go to college programs that are consistently top 25 or atleast within the vicinity of the top 25.
Are UTEP games consistently nationally televised? Elite players coming out of high school like to go to college teams that are consistently televised nationally not only for their families to be able to watch them play but if they happen to be seen by pro scouts.
I can go on and on but the fact is that for a UTEP recruiter his University in El Paso and his Miners and the city of El Paso is a hard sell to elite high school football players. Does not matter if UTEP has a top this or top that education wise majority of elite players will overlook that they will look at everything else like what the city has to offer.
My point to all this is this I think the reason why UTEP struggles every year. I think the only solution there is if UTEP wants to turn it around and turn it around fast is to dig deep into their pockets and pay a lot of money to a well known head coach and get him to UTEP. This is not a guarantee but that is the best thing UTEP can do because that head coach most likely has connections in the recruiting world and knows how to recruit elite players by knowing what to say to the elite players coming out of high school and what that top coach has to offer. In my opinion this will never happen because the people at UTEP will never pay a lot of money to a head coach and the UTEP football program is not high on their priority list.
Anyone think Chuck Veliz will step up or be considered for the HC position??
Chip kelly!!! He sucks as an NFL coach but he sure was good in college!! Lol!!
Mike Price will finish out the Miners season as head coach.
Just a thought and a question.
There was once a time where the best High School coaches would "move up" to the collegiate level and earn College Football Head Coaching positions.
If, hypothetically, UTEP elected to go that route, which current El Paso area High School coach would be the best fit and most "deserving" of a promotion opportunity at the college level?
Mike Price will do great as a interim head coach. That Miner team right now needs leadership especially leadership from a head coach who has coached a team to the Rose Bowl. After the season is over then Utep can begin the search for a head coach and I would say someone from outside of El Paso.
Well UTEP just blew it when they had the win in their back pocket. This is one of the reasons why elite players out of El Paso do not chose to play for UTEP.
UTEP should take a shot at Art Briles. Although he just landed a spot with the CFL. Hes a great coach that made a mistake and turning a team like UTEP around could help him turn his career around.
Sorry to say and I know it sounds dumb but UTEPs football program seems to be cursed.
UTEPs football program is in need of una limpia
Haha I can't believe someone really suggested Veliz. Guy was an awful hire at WR coach.
UTEP's kicker missed three field goals last night including the game winning field goal!!! Enough said on that!!!
But it was the best game the Miners have played so far this season.
UTEP needs a QB and WRs that can catch to boost the offense.
And need to recruit MWs QB Andrew Fernandez! But it's probably too late for that since UTEP already has 5 QBs on their roster: Metz, Greenlee, Johnson Torrez, and Tarrango.
Some other good QB recruits include: A.J. Briggs, Justin White and Montez.
I hope all of these players and more get recruited. So where is New Mexico State and New Mexico???
UTEP played three different QBs tonight against Southern Miss, Greenlee, Metz, and Torrez before losing 24-0. Both Greenlee and Metz have been a disappointment for the Miners. The defense played a decent game tonight but the offense should have stayed home because they couldn't get anything going. I don't believe the Miners will win a single game this season. And frankly speaking, I can't wait for this season to end!!!
I heard the criticism about the UTEP President before and I'm assuming you mean she's not willing to spend top dollars on a good HC. Am I right?
UTEP had their opportunities.
I know everyone has their own feeling and thoughts about the Miners but as for me I don't like either of their quarterbacks none!!!!
Unfortunately, we have another season with Metz as QB. But after next season it will be Mark Torrez and Tarrango battling for the starting job. Unless UTEP recruits MWs Andrew Fernandez, who in my opinion is the better of the two. The bottom line is we need a QB that can deliver. There have been too many badly thrown balls and a equal amount of dropped passes by Receivers this season. So there is plenty of blame to go around for UTEPs dismal season so far.
Torres did a great job spreading the ball diwn the field at Eastwood. He's a guy. Who uses his mental and physical skills.
UTEP would have a QB if UTEP's heavy $$$ backers and supporters would have offered Del Valles Steven Montez a house, a car, a boat, a RV, a weekly paycheck and a bonus every time he scores, and other desirable stuff and today UTEP would have a real QB and be undefeated.
I know that's illegal I'm only joking so don't get all bent out of shape.
I agree Torrez and Rodriguez made a good team at Eastwood but Div 1 football is a different animal. Moreover, Torrez has blown every opportunity on the field so far. He's not the same Torrez that played for the Troopers. And WR Richie Rodriguez hasn't played all season. But I'm not giving up on them just yet.
What happens to the offers Kugler had made to local kids or any one for that matter?
Can the new HC rescind the offers if the kids had not committed already?
Of course they can rescind the offer...athletes commit and decommit often schools can too
RR is all hype! Just because Torez threw him 80+ passes in his Senior season, most of which under 20 yards doesn't make him a great WR. Especially after watching a Soph shut them both down in one game. Yes, I'm talking about MWs Tyreese Andrus. In my opinion UTEP wasted those scholarships on those guys and should have waited for MWs QB Fernandez and WR Andrus.
Hire one of the military coaches and run the triple option. It really us that easy.
This is dumb Rodriguez was first team all state and had 1700 yardsreceiving his senior season. And that s not saying anything bad about Tyrese and Andrew
I was speaking to the all hype part. He was good player and so was torres. The person talking about he was all hype is ridiculous.