This could be Bob Stull's thinking regarding the thumbs-down to playing University of Miami in football here next season:
UTEP can schedule a probable win by playing a smaller school here. And because it will have a new coach the stadium will be nearly packed. The smaller school won't demand as big a payout as would Miami.
1-2-3: UTEP should get a win. It will get a big crowd; that helps egos.And it will make more money.
Miami would be a loss.
Since UTEP's only game against a big (almost big) next season is at Colorado State, the new coach will have a chance to look good. Other non-conference games are at weak New Mexico State and here against weak New Mexico.
Look at this year. UTEP never recovered from those three big games early in the season: Oklahoma here and Wisconsin and Ole Miss on the road.
Miami was willing to come to El Paso. Now it has scheduled a home game against Savannah State.
If this was Stull's thinking, or not, it's still a good move for UTEP.