Search for new coach begins now and will move quickly. NMSU will hire a coach that is the "best fit for us within our means".
"An avalance of interest" in the coaching position.
NMSU is a good job with a great tradition.
Lawyers will be pursuing Weir's $500,000 buyout.
NMSU is mandated to balance the budget and mandated to pay back the $11 million "loan". Athletic Dept. made a $1.35 million payment this year leaving a $4.3 million balance. Will need to pay $890,000 next year; $970,000 the next year; $1.63 million the next year with the final payment $487,000.
Was disappointed that Weir, whom he called a friend and with whom he spoke on almost daily basis, has moved on.
Committee will be small consisting of staff and community members who will make the recommendation to the president.
Moccia listed the criteria for a new coach, most of them standard like, past records, work ethic, communicates well, etc.
In response to question, does he have a short list, he said the process is open, although he has some coaches on his mind.