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Sep 25, 2011 8:57 PM by Jordan Mason

New Mexico Lobos fire football coach Mike Locksley

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico has fired head football coach Mike Locksley.

A school official said Sunday that defensive coordinator George Barlow will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

A news conference is scheduled Monday afternoon.

The Lobos are 0-4 this season and 2-26 under Locksley, who was in his third year with the Lobos.

New Mexico lost 48-45 in overtime Saturday to Sam Houston State before an announced crowd of 16,313 at University Stadium in Albuquerque. It was the Lobos' smallest home crowd in almost 19 years.

Locksley was hired in December 2008 after four seasons as Illinois' offensive coordinator. He replaced Rocky Long, who resigned after reaching five bowl games in 11 seasons with New
Mexico. The Lobos went 1-11 in both the last two seasons.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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