These are the days when mid-major colleges, such as UTEP and New Mexico State, hire persons who are recruiters first and coaches ... well, maybe second or third.
Getting talent at a mid-level school is more important than honing skills and trying to sneak into the NCAA Tournament with a conference tourney win.
So New Mexico State made a good pick in choosing Louisville assistant Marvin Menzies to replace Reggie Theus.
Had NMSU wanted a coach/recruiter, NMSU alum Rob Evans would have been a good pick. He's been head coach at Ole Miss and Arizona State, and was a long-time assistant at Big 12 schools.
Yes, the days of the Haskins' and Hensons' are over at schools that need high flying dunksters to lure TV, rather than nose-to-nose defense-minded coaches who use wiles to position players for upsets of bigger schools every once in a while.
The hiring of Menzies, known as a player's coach and a great recruiter, will also likely help convince Reggie's recruits to stick around in Aggieland.