Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) – Doug Martin has accepted, in principle, an offer to become New Mexico State’s new head football coach, athletics director Dr. McKinley Boston announced Friday. The official announcement will be made at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 4.
Martin was named interim head coach last week after DeWayne Walker left to take a position with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Walker was the Aggies’ head coach from 2008-12. He was 1-11 this past season, and 10-40 during his tenure at New Mexico State.
”I am thrilled for the opportunity and very appreciative that Dr. Boston and the administration have the confidence in me to move this program forward,” Martin said. ”I think there is unlimited potential in this program and in this city and I look forward to building this football program to be part of the City of Las Cruces.”
Martin was New Mexico State’s offensive coordinator in 2011 before taking the same position at Boston College in 2012. He was also the head coach at Kent State from 2004-2010.
The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly after he originally chose to stay at Oregon.
The 49-year-old Kelly becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season.
Kelly, who was 46-7 in four years at Oregon, interviewed with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills after leading the fast-flying Ducks to a victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. But he opted to remain at Oregon before changing his mind.
The Eagles are known to have interviewed 11 candidates, including two meetings with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Philadelphia has won just 12 games the last two seasons, after winning the NFC East in 2010.
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