The Ron Zook Coaching Tree Bears Intense Fruit

First-year New Mexico coach Mike Locksley learned at the knee of famous intensity-pisser Ron Zook, and it seems he learned well. Locksley now stands accused of punching his wide receivers coach in the face.

KKOB-AM has the story, and appropriately enough, it's rendered in SHIRT-RIPPINGLY SUPER-INTENSE WATER-SKI-READY ALL-CAPS:

UNM'S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH IS BEING ACCUSED OF BATTERY BY ANOTHER COACH. THE TEAM'S WIDE RECEIVER COACH JONATHAN "JB" GERALD TOLD ALBUQUERQUE POLICE COACH MICHAEL LOCKSLEY HIT HIM DURING A "HEATED" COACHES MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 20TH. 770 KKOB OBTAINED A COPY OF THE POLICE REPORT. GERALD TOLD OFFICERS THAT AFTER LOCKSLEY GRABBED HIM BY THE COLLAR SEVERAL COACHES TRIED TO INTERVENE, BUT ACCORDING TO GERALD, LOCKSLEY PUNCHED HIM IN THE MOUTH — CUTTING HIS LIP. UNM'S VP OF ATHLETICS PAUL KREBS SAYS HE'S STILL SORTING IT OUT. GERALD HAS NOT RETURNED TO THE TEAM. EARLIER IN THE YEAR, A FORMER OFFICE ASSISTANT SUED LOCKSLEY AND UNM FOR FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THAT CASE IS STILL PENDING.

That last bit refers to a former administrative assistant's accusations that Locksley fired her because she wasn't "a younger gal" who might lure recruits. This at least served to momentarily distract Lobos fans from the fact that the prize of Locksley's first recruiting class had left school for family reasons. And now he's allegedly punching his coaches in the mouth. Awesome. He's the perfect Ron Zook disciple, right down to that 0-4 record. He pisses intensity and incompetence.

COACH-PUNCHING, MOUNTAIN WEST STYLE [With Leather]
LOBO COACH ACCUSED OF BATTERY [770 KKOB]
UNM Head Football Coach Accused of Battery [What's The Word with Peter St. Cyr]