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Locksley suspended one game

Posted on: October 13, 2009 9:26 am
Edited on: October 13, 2009 3:07 pm
 
New Mexico coach Mike Locksley reportedly has been suspended one game by the school for punching an assistant coach.

Locksley punched J.B. Gerald during a Sept. 20 meeting. New Mexico AD Paul Krebs issued verbal and written reprimands to Locksley, in his first season, before the university got involved. A formal investigation resulted in Tuesday's move. A formal announcment from the school is expected to come later today, according to the report. Locksley will miss the Oct. 24 game against UNLV.

It has not been an easy first season for the former Illinois offensive coordinator. The Lobos are 0-6 and Locksley was accused of sexual harrassment by a former football office employee. The allegations were declared "unfounded" by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to a separate report.

There was speculation that Locksley would be fired after punching Gerald. The assistant was recently placed on administrative leave and is expected to leave the university.

For now, Locksley is not the first coach fired this season. He made his reputation as a master recruiter and play caller at Maryland and Illinois among other stops. Locksley is one of seven African-American head coaches in Division I-A.

Category: NCAAF
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Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2009 2:35 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

There was a punch, and a police report filed.  Word also has it that it happened at a gentlemen's club.  They will suspend him for one game.  Where are you getting your info from.  Locksley never even denied hitting him, in fact he admitted it.


Kind Bud
Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:55 pm
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Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:45 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

Juice is probably that bad as well.  they need to go back to Cali for their QBs like Mike White did.



Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:40 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

No punch, what part of no punch do you not understand.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:34 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

He could probably get away with a punch or two if his team was 6-0 instead of 0-6.



Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:33 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

Dennis Dodd is a fool and so are all of you for believing what he writes. First off there was no punch thrown. So why should he get fired?



Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:02 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

You can if you coach in the NFL....... not like that assisstant is staying "quiet".  Goodell has done nothing to Oakland's head coach. 




Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2009 1:01 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

Lol, we'll take you back at Illinois Locks. I was happy to see him go at the time, but Schultz is terrible.... Or maybe it's just Juice.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2009 12:54 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

Unless you work for the Oakland Raiders.




Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2009 12:39 pm
 

First coach to be fired?

There is no doubt this guy will get another job.  His ability to recruit great players is near the top of the heap in college football.  He probably isn't the BEST recruiter in college football, but he put together a couple very, very highly ranked recruiting classes at ILLINOIS....that's right, Champaign, Illinois.  Unfortunately for us (Illinois fans), great players still struggle to win when their head coach isn't very good.  Nonetheless, if New Mexico gets rid of Locksley, he'll get another job somewhere where they can bury him under a bunch of coaches that don't punch people and where he can still get great recruits to show up on campus. 


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