Locksley renegotiates contract with New Mexico, strange details

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In an interesting move, Mike Locksley has renegotiated his contract with New Mexico.

Locksley originally signed a 6-year deal worth $4.5 million. The deal included a buyout of $365,000 per year left remaining on his contract.

Under the new contract signed by Locksley, New Mexico would only have to pay Locksley $150,000 per year if he were dismissed. Locksley, however, would not owe a dime to New Mexico at any time if he were to leave the university for another job.

Locksley told KOB television, “Put it this way, I wouldn’t have signed a new contract if I didn’t feel like it was in the best interest of my family.”

“To be honest with you, I just want to concentrate on the football side of things.”

The third-year head coach will head in to the season with two new coordinators. In the off-season, David Reaves was promoted to offensive coordinator, while Reggie Barlow received a promotion to defensive coordinator.

New Mexico opens with Colorado State. The following three games are at Arkansas, Texas Tech, and Sam Houston State.

New Mexico does have to travel to TCU, San Diego State, and Boise State.