A Light Goes Out in Texas: Ed Puishes (RIP)

We lost a good one when former wide receiver Ed Puishes died late this week in his Central Texas home after a long illness. He was 69. A three-year letterman at UTEP and one of the conference leaders in pass receptions, Puishes (rhymes with “bushes”) still ranks No. 8 in school history for total receptions … Continue reading A Light Goes Out in Texas: Ed Puishes (RIP)

Looking for Love – UTEP’s 2019 Football Sked

If UTEP football schedules had you wincing and peering between your fingers, take heart. The 2019 slate just released late last week is the most equitable, even-handed slate in years. The schedule features six home games, six road trips, with no meat grinder at Oklahoma for a quick payday. Look within the line items and … Continue reading Looking for Love – UTEP’s 2019 Football Sked

Hall of Pain – Miners Stop the Bleeding

Now that the UTEP losing streak is over, we can talk about it. Talk about it, in hushed tones, as it were a car wreck that happened years ago. Or, a marriage gone bad. A business gone bust. Painful as it was, the Miners’ 20-game dry spell throughout 2017 and eight games deep into this … Continue reading Hall of Pain – Miners Stop the Bleeding

Talent Search — UTEP Staff Seeks Big-Play Recruits

If UTEP coaches could sprinkle poofy dust over the current roster, they would instantly add two ingredients, both related – explosive, big-play pass rushers, and difference-maker ball-carriers and receivers who can change a game with one long gain. In recruiting, the staff will be looking for these rare animals. They will have company, as every … Continue reading Talent Search — UTEP Staff Seeks Big-Play Recruits

Campfire Tales — New Colors (and Language) in Minerland

  With a new head football coach Dana Dimel (L) and a new athletic director Jim Senter, UTEP fans can expect some changes. Start with the shade of orange for the helmets and game uniforms.   Shiny mine shaft nuggets from Camp Ruidoso: * The 2018 are discouraged from fighting on the practice field. UTEP … Continue reading Campfire Tales — New Colors (and Language) in Minerland