Following a shocking announcement late yesterday afternoon that former UTEP coach Mike Price would take the reigns as the interim head football coach, fans took to social media to voice their opinions.
In a MinerRush poll taken via Twitter, the feelings almost couldn’t have been more mixed.
Did UTEP and Bob Stull make the right choice in bringing back Mike Price as interim head coach?— MinerRush (@sbnminerrush) October 3, 2017
That poll will remain open through the rest of the day so the numbers still could change. However, it wasn’t only votes that came in. Plenty of fans chimed in with their opinions.
WHAT I IN THE... I guess things can't get worse. Good luck coach Price.— Walterindenver (@WalterinDenver) October 3, 2017
I find it comical that people dont like this move. He's a interim coach,were 0-4 ,his IQ is high! With low expectation brings High Praise— Nicole (@stephanie_nikki) October 3, 2017
Bringing back a coach you forced into retirement pretty much screams “given up”— Hunter Patterson (@whpatterson) October 3, 2017
strictly a publicity move, new AD will hire the long term HC. Until then let's enjoy Price one more time and his antics.— Chris Sylvester (@ChrisSylvester_) October 3, 2017
Just keeping the ship stable, Price still has a home in El Paso, good call.— Stephen Zimmerman (@RichardVerga1) October 3, 2017
The truth is only time will tell if Bob Stull made the right call with this, presumably his last, hire. There’s no question that Price has a love for UTEP and the city of El Paso, and he will go into this situation with only the best intentions.
For him, it won’t be about wins and losses, it will be about getting these players back to just having fun playing the game they love. Perhaps, a couple wins will fall in place from there.