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October 27, 2010


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Excellent article in every aspect. Coach Dobbs, much like Price, came in an won early and a couple of losing seasons he was gone. Didn't win again to Stull came.....long drought. Yes, there are many out for blood, but I seen our success with coaching changes and doubt well get a better coach. Ironically, Price has his best recruiting class last year, and this year's class could be better. I doubt, we'll get a better coach and I seriously doubt many will have patience with a new coach, staff, system and new players. It could be a long and rocky ride. Look at what happened when Dobbs and Stull left.

Francisco H. Ciriza

Very well said! Nothing but the truth. Might be tough for some to swallow, but it's really that plain and simple. Nice job, DK!

Willard Shmekel

If Mike Price is the best we can do, may God help President Natalicio find the wisdom to relegate UTEP to the NCAA Division 1 FCS. Oh, sorry. "Natalicio" and "wisdom" are two completely distinct entities that never shall cross paths. We then will be stuck with a has-been coach and empty dreams to go along with the empty stadium seats.


Will - and relegate UTEP to the Sun Belt Conference? No, UTEP's Conference USA membership legitimized more than just a historically bad football team, it also helps basketball, TV revenue and more. It's like the Diablos - they put on a fun show, but more people care about affiliated ball than you might think and it shows in attendance. Even when things are bad the program is still worth more now for the whole athletic department than if they dropped to 1-AA.


Was the Sports Illustrated model shot necessary at a guy who always stops and answers your questions when you need him to? Classy.


Price won't be fired, he isn't going to retire after this season, and he will surprise Miners fans. He is a man on a mission, and he isn't done.


Ehh.....I like Price really I do but those that still want to keep him around are victims of the El Paso Loves A Star complex.

Mike Price, as a name still holds weight to some in college football. When Alabama hires you to be their football coach (yes, even only for a few days) you get that star status.

And El Paso loves a star. What am I talking about? Any company/charity/event knows that bringing a name to El Paso works because El Pasoans want to be associated with that spotlight. Its one reason El Pasoans go to the Sun Bowl game. Its one reason they pay big money to play bad golf in El Paso with old sports stars. Its the reason they cause fire hazards to catch a glimpse of Kim Kardashian in downtown El Paso.

El Pasoans want to say "Look, we've got Mike Price and he was once important so we're relevant too." Many have even said "we need a name to come in like Mike Leach". We need a name? No, you just want a name to be relevant in your own mind. UTEP just needs wins -- this isn't USC.

Charlie Bailiey's last three years, 4-7, 3-8, 5-7.
Mike Price's last two and our prediction this year, 5-7, 4-8, 5-7 (projected). And all that against lesser football programs. You could exchange those two names and El Pasoans would still miss that trivia question. Yeah, we're light years ahead of where we were. Give me a break.

Eugene limousines

Everything said was actually very logical. But, what about this? what if you wrote a catchier post title? I ain't saying your information isn't good, but suppose you added something to maybe get a person's attention? I mean That Will Do: Miners Mean Math: Is It Price Or Product? is kinda vanilla. You might peek at Yahoo's front page and see how they create news headlines to get viewers to click. You might try adding a video or a related picture or two to grab readers interested about what you've got to say. In my opinion, it could bring your posts a little bit more interesting.


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  • Duke Keith is the sports director for KLAQ and does play-by-play for Time Warner Cable Sports. He's been involved with local sports media since coming to El Paso in 1990.

    You can listen to Duke on the KLAQ Morning Show, weekdays 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 95.5 FM.

    Duke comments on sports in general, but usually sticks close to home.

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