DeWayne Walker was overdue for a head-coaching job in college football. That’s what everyone said. The former UCLA assistant had done too much solid work designing defenses and recruiting talent not to earn a promotion to the big chair.
Then he was hired this offseason at New Mexico State, where the big chair has been an electric chair for nearly half a century. The Aggies own the longest streak without a bowl bid among current FBS schools, having last played a postseason game in 1960. The past eight coaches at NMSU all left the school with losing records.