In the past week or so, New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker has been the subject of various rumors, from replacing Pete Carroll at Southern Cal to, most recently, going to Seattle to be a part of Carroll’s Seahawks coaching staff.
To possibly put an end to the “rumor mongering”, Walker this morning released a statement through the school which states he’s not headed anywhere except the Aggies’ sidelines as their coach in 2010.
“In order to put an end to wild speculation and inaccurate reporting, I am announcing that I will happily remain the head coach at New Mexico State University for the 2010 season,” Walker said in the statement.
“I am proud to be a New Mexico State Aggie and remain committed to making this program a winning one. I feel good about the direction of our program. We are going to have a great recruiting class and hire excellent coaches. We are building a program that Aggie fans can be proud of.
“I want to thank New Mexico State University, Southern New Mexico residents and Aggies fans for being patient during this time.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of the 2010 season.”
So, there you have it. Walker and his 3-10 record in his first year at New Mexico State will remain an Aggie. For now.