Illinois Offensive Coordinator Becomes Lobos Coach

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, a seasoned recruiter who helped sharpen the Illini's offense the past few years, is the new coach at New Mexico.

New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs confirmed the move
Monday. Locksley was scheduled to be introduced in Albuquerque on

The 38-year-old Locksley spent four years at Illinois as a
coordinator, including the last three as quarterbacks coach. Though
the Illini struggled last season, Locksley has been credited with
building one of the Big Ten's best offenses after following Ron
Zook from Florida.

Locksley replaces Rocky Long, who resigned last month after 11
seasons in New Mexico. The Lobos finished 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the
Mountain West Conference.

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