NMSU’s Martin makes plea for facility upgrades


New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin made a plea for better facilities for the Aggies in his exit interviews on Tuesday.

The Aggies finished the highly-anticipated 2018 season just 3-9, after the first bowl game in 57 years in 2017. Martin believes that the only way for NMSU to begin to compete year in and year out will be a large investment into the football program and facility upgrades.

“It’s an arms race for recruiting. We don’t have that here. We don’t have that to sell here. We need that,” Martin said. “We need someone, an NMSU alum, someone that cares about this football program, to come in here and make that happen for us.People always say, ‘well why don’t you go recruit bigger and faster players?’ Well, what do we have to sell them right now? We’ve got to have facilities. We’ve got to have a commitment from the university to football.”
Martin received a contract extension from NMSU in the offseason. The Aggies have a tough schedule in 2019 once again, including games against Alabama and Washington State. 

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