New Mexico State fires OC and RB coach

New Mexico State Aggie offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach and running backs coach Earnest Wilson will not return to the team next season, head coach DeWayne Walker announced Monday.

"I am appreciative of Coach Rosenbach's and Coach Wilson's efforts and their service to New Mexico State University and the Las Cruces community," Walker said in a statement. "We will move quickly and efficiently in order to bring the best coaches possible to our football program.”

Rosenbach, a former offensive coordinator at Eastern Washington and Washington State, joined Walker when he was hired last December. However, the Aggies offense ranked last in the country averaging just 229.31 total yards and 11.46 points per game.

The passing game was most disappointing aspect of the offense. After boasting a high-octane “Air Raid” attack under Hal Mumme for several seasons, the Aggies averaged 87.77 passing yards per game, which ranked 117th in the country behind all three military academies, which predominantly run the ball.

The rushing offense wasn’t terrible. It ranked 67th in the country with 141.45 yards per game and 3.66 yards per carry and leading rusher Seth Smith finished with 1,016 yards, the Aggies first 1,000-yard rusher while a member of the FBS.

But Wilson was one of the holdovers from Mumme’s staff.

“I have great expectations for this program,” Walker said. “And I will bring in coaches that can help us reach those goals."