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UTEP football fires offensive, defensive coordinators after 3-5 Covid-impacted season

UTEP Athletics
A UTEP football helmet sits on the field.
Canales, Mike (OC-QB)
Cox, Mike (DC-LB)

EL PASO, Texas – Third-year UTEP football coach Dana Dimel shook up his staff Friday.

Both offensive coordinator Mike Canales and defensive coordinator Mike Cox “have been relieved of their duties,” according to a short announcement issued by the university’s Athletics Department.

The Miners finished a Covid-19 impacted season with a 3-5 record, but finished 0-4 in Conference USA. The Miners are also 5-27 since Dimel, a former Kansas State assistant coach, and his staff took over the Miner program.

“While this was a difficult decision to make, I feel it is in the best interest of our football program moving forward,” Dimel said in a press release. “These are good men and I would like to thank them for their service and wish them well in the future.”

UTEP will conduct a national search to find their successors.

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