ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - University of New Mexico Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs has announced that football coach Mike Locksley has been relieved of his duties and no longer will serve as head coach. Krebs announced that George Barlow, associate head coach and defensive coordinator, will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
News 13 has learned a press conference will be held at 3 p.m. Monday on the third floor of the Tow Diehm Building. Krebs will address the media at that time regarding UNM's decision to let Locksley go.
Sunday's announcement comes one day after yet another embarrassing blow to Locksley, with a DWI case involving a vehicle registered to his family.
Joshua Butts, 19, who police say was driving drunk, was arrested Saturday driving a vehicle he claimed was "coach's car" outside university stadium.
Police now say the vehicle was registered to Locksley's son, who also plays for the Lobos and Locksley's wife as well.
Many fans have been pushing for Locksley to leave after a very disappointing two and half seasons.
Locksley was introduced as the 29th head coach in New Mexico football history on December 9, 2008 at a large press conference at the UNM Student Union Building.
However, Locksley in two-plus years went just 2-26, the only wins coming in the home finales in 2009 (29-27 over Colorado State) and 2010 (34-31 over Wyoming).
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