2013 FBS Coaching Carousel: Turnover at New Mexico State

RoadTripSports.com is devoted to keeping you apprised of all things college football. So, from time to time, we’ll update you on coaching changes in FBS for the 2013 season. Yes, some teams are already planning for next year. It’s that time of year for those teams that don’t make it to a bowl game.

Well, I thought we were done. But I guess not.

Thanks Dewayne Walker.

In perhaps the worst-timed departure of a FBS head coach since Greg Schiano’s departure from Rutgers last year, New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker got out of Las Cruces earlier this week to take an assistant coaching position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Truth be told, it’s hard to figure out how Walker survived as long as he did. He went just 10-40 as the head coach.

But then again Walker found a way out, which is probably good for him. Thanks to the folding of the WAC, the Aggies have to go it alone in 2013 as an FBS independent. They reportedly just have nine scheduled games so far and are trying to get a tenth with Abilene Christian, which is about to make the jump to FCS.  It’s gonna get ugly unless the Sun Belt takes them back.

Doug Martin, the team’s offensive coordinator, is the interim coach. I’d expect him to become the full-time head coach. I can’t imagine the Aggies can attract a brand-name coach right now.

Walker’s departure brings the head coaching changes to 31 for 2013. Wow.


2012-13 FBS Head Coaching Changes

Arkansas: Out: John L. Smith; In: Bret Bielema

Arkansas State: Out: Gus Malzahn; In: Bryan Harsin

Auburn: Out: Gene Chizik; In: Gus Malzahn

Boston College: Out: Frank Spaziani; In: Steve Addazio

California: Out: Jeff Tedford; In: Sonny Dykes

Cincinnati: Out: Butch Jones; In: Tommy Tuberville

Colorado: Out: Jon Embree; In: Mike MacIntyre

Florida International: Out: Mario Cristobal; In: Ron Turner

Georgia State: Out: Bill Curry; In: Trent Miles

Idaho: Out: Robb Akey; In: Paul Petrino

Kent State: Out: Darrell Hazell; In: Paul Haynes

Kentucky: Out: Joker Phillips; In: Mark Stoops

Louisiana Tech: Out: Sonny Dykes; In: Skip Holtz

New Mexico State: Out: DeWayne Walker: Interim: Doug Martin

Nevada: Out: Chris Ault; In: Brian Polian

North Carolina State: Out: Tom O’Brien; In: Dave Doeren

Northern Illinois: Out: Dave Doeren; In: Rod Carey

Oregon: Out: Chip Kelly; In: Mark Helfrich

Purdue: Out: Danny Hope; In: Darrell Hazell

San Jose State: Out: Mike MacIntyre; In: Rod Caragher

South Florida: Out: Skip Holtz; In: Willie Taggart

Southern Miss: Out: Ellis Johnson; In: Todd Monken

Syracuse: Out: Doug Marrone; In: Scott Shafer

Temple: Out: Steve Addazio; In: Matt Rhule

Tennessee: Out: Derek Dooley; In: Butch Jones

Texas-El Paso: Out: Mike Price; In: Sean Kugler

Texas Tech: Out: Tommy Tuberville; In: Kliff Kingsbury

Utah State: Out: Gary Andersen; In: Matt Wells

Western Kentucky: Out: Willie Taggart; In: Bobby Petrino

Western Michigan: Out: Bill Cubit; In: P.J. Fleck

Wisconsin: Out: Bret Bielema; In: Gary Andersen


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