Mike Price has a respectable 40-45 record through seven seasons at UTEP to go alongside three bowl appearances. The three years before he came over from Washington State, the Miners were a combined 6-30.
They only had three winning seasons between 1971 and his head coach hiring at UTEP. Due to those facts, the Miners went to zero bowl games during the 90s.
UTEP went 6-7 last season, losing in the bowl season opener to BYU 52-24 (New Mexico Bowl). Jordan Palmer graduating and heading to the NFL in ’07 has been a tough separation for the Miners. Now, what will they do with their all-time leading passer departing?