Several short years ago, UTEP coach Sean Kugler invited Don Maynard, along with his son Scot, to address the Miners during training camp at Ruidoso, N.M. The young Miners had little way of knowing they were kneeling before a walking legend, surely one of the most eccentric athletes in school history.
The day Roy Heard’s parents drove him from Odessa to the Texas Western campus, they saw where he would be living — in barracks in the shadow of old Kidd Field — and very nearly did a buttonhook back east.
Most years, UTEP starts the football season with major question marks, a heavy underdog looking to earn a quick payday against a national powerhouse. Not quite the case on Sept. 3, when the Miners open at OU, as in Oklahoma Unsettled.
Part-way through the strangest college football season of all-time, here are three questions and a prediction.
Amidst the political and social upheaval of an election year and a world-wide disease from China, here’s a warm story about a UTEP football player on the rise.
Yes, brethren, the same football program changed its school colors to cantaloupe and navy, has won as many games in September (3) as it had won in the three previous seasons. The 31-6 beat-down of ULM was not even as the lopsided score might indicate. It looked like two teams going in opposite direction, with the Miners on the climb.
The hoarding habits of former UTEP linebacker Scott Deshabille of San Antonio bring you this one from deep, deep in the mine shaft.
Health advisory: Reviewing the past three years of UTEP football may be may be harmful to your eyesight.
But on this is Independence Day weekend … during an election year … when every cell phone is a news camera, what does this day mean to you?
For the first time in more than a decade, the Miners will conduct preseason drills on campus. No point in asking why, just follow the money.