The 6–1 UTEP Miners Are the Surprise of the College Football Season

The 6–1 UTEP Miners Are the Surprise of the College Football Season

Running back Reynaldo Flores of the UTEP Miners runs the ball during the second half against the Boise State Broncos.The UTEP Miners hadn’t won a football game in 376 days when Dana Dimel agreed to become the school’s twenty-sixth head coach on December 6, 2017. He’d been in charge of programs at Wyoming and Houston earlier in his career, but three separate stints on Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State helped most to prepare him for what lay ahead.UTEP’s 0–12 futility the season before Dimel arrived was small potatoes compared with Kansas State losing 40 of 43 in the four years before Snyder took over in 1989. Unfortunately, UTEP’s misery didn’t just end the day Dimel walked through the door.The Miners would pick up only two wins in his first 1,004 days on the job. His first team went 1–11. His second team went…View Original Post

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