Applewhite Gets Fired – What it says about the parallel world of UTEP and UofH

University of Houston boxes Major Applewhite and, after only two season, sends him out to the Ship Channel, bon voyage. In El Paso, UTEP Coach Dana Dimel must have greeted that off-season football news with a rueful smile and knowing nod. He not only has been there, done that, but has the souvenir tattoo to … Continue reading Applewhite Gets Fired – What it says about the parallel world of UTEP and UofH

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