We talk about how this is Coach Tim Floyd's professional home, and his love for El Paso.
Let's look at what it might be, now that there's speculation he could return to USC as its college basketball coach, bye bye Utepia. $millions/ There was a well-publicized meeting with USC's AD.
My take. And this is the 90 percent of a good program: There seems to be no move here to make UTEP a TV vision, even regiona l... or even local. Again on Saturday, a cable network had UTEP skedded, but not in El Paso. There is no UTEP TV package. We see multiple games - all kinds of littler schools - on ESPN and ESPN2 virtually daily, but not UTEP. Most people in El Paso don't know the Miner players by sight.
How can any coach make UTEP a player when there's no exposure?
If UTEP is going to to remain a team in a far-away conference (C-USA), and if UTEP is not going to be seen other than in person in the The Don, ????
I say. Floyd can make this is mission - put UTEP on the map ... if anyone out there is willing to help do that.