Walker to New Mexico State

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

UCLA apparently needs a new defensive coordinator.

DeWayne Walker, the present leader of the Bruins defense, apparently will be named the new head coach at New Mexico State on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com's Joe Schad.

This is a significant hit not only for the Bruins defense but also for their recruiting.

USC coach Pete Carroll, who formerly employed Walker at USC, said he was "thrilled" for Walker, who becomes the seventh black head coach in FBS football.

"I wish in some regards those guys would have stayed with us because I think they might have had a chance a couple of years ago with all the good fortune we've had," Carroll said.