“I want to come back and be the head coach”. Bob Cantu, University of Portland’s top assistant coach, has informed us of his interest in becoming the next head basketball coach at UTEP. Cantu was an assistant coach for the Miners for three seasons from 2013-2016. Cantu also told us, “ I have a commitment from Russell Springman to join me tonight”. Springman is currently an assistant coach at the University of San Diego since the 2015 season but was an assistant to Rick Barnes at Texas for 14 seasons.…

Remember how Floyd kept saying a year ago that the Calvary was coming? Well they’re here. (Minus Roderick Williams, Ladarius Brewer, Kelvin Jones, and Joey St Pierre…Did I miss anyone?) And it’s just more of what we’ve seen before. The Puerto Rico tip-off wasn’t exactly what Miner fans had envisioned for this team. Albeit it’s still early on, the same problems exist and frustration continues to mount. Last week: The Miners opened up against a good Boise St team but choked away a nine point lead with three minutes left.…

It’s been awhile, y’all. 407 days to be exact. Busy year it was, but we’ll slowly try and get back into the swing of things. Personally I’ll do a weekly Wednesday recap of UTEP basketball with some thoughts and facts and we’ll sprinkle some things here and there during the week as needed. If you have followed me for a while you know my stance on the program. If you don’t, well let’s just say those “Fire Floyd” signs last season were made in my living room. With that said,…