NMSU drops interim tag for Martin

NMSU drops interim tag for Martin
February 1, 2013, 5:43 pm
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) New Mexico State has dropped the interim tag for coach Doug Martin.

Athletic director McKinley Boston said Friday that Martin was selected after a committee interviewed four candidates. Boston said he got the job because he wanted to return to Las Cruces and had ``overwhelming support.''

Martin, who was offensive coordinator, was promoted to interim coach last week after DeWayne Walker stepped down to take a position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Martin takes over a struggling program that has not appeared in a bowl game since 1960.