UTEP Reacts to Barbee's Departure
Thursday, March 25: UTEP Athletic Director Bob Stull met with the media today to talk about the departure of Head Basketball Coach Tony Barbee. Stull said "We're in a situation where he is going to Auburn right now with 100,000 people at football games, at $7 a ticket, and they pay 1.5 million dollars, well, we don't have that. So if somebody comes to one of our coaches and offers a package at 1.5 million dollars, then they are probably going to go." Stull on the process of hiring a new coach: "We are just starting the process, and I can only say that the only true candidates that we are considering are the current staff members, to start with, and we have had a great coaching staff here, and we think that we talk to some of those members first, and then we move on from there."