UTEP's head coach held his final weekly press gathering on Monday, reflecting on the Southern Miss win before announcing his retirement.
In his weekly press gathering, UTEP's head coach talked about plans to fix the Miners' offense heading into a mid-week game at Tulsa.
The Miners face SMU on Saturday in the Sun Bowl in search of their first C-USA victory.
UTEP's head coach looked ahead to Conference USA play starting this week at East Carolina. The CW Network will televise the game in El Paso Saturday.
UTEP and New Mexico State will meet for the 90th time on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Sun Bowl.
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Miners 41 Aggies 28. Photos by IPA
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PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated a three-star recruit by Scouts.com ... All-District 3-4A safety as a senior at The Colony HS ... produced 52 tackles, including three for losses, with four pass break-ups, three interceptions and four quarterback pressures ... returned 22 kickoffs for 444 yards (20.2 avg.) with a long of 93, and added 13 punt returns for 156 yards (12.0 avg.) with a long of 38 ... also served as the team's punter with a 40-yard average ... three-year starter at safety who also started at wide receiver as a senior ... named The Colony's Utility Player of the Year ... participated in the Top Gun Academy (Williamsburg, Va.), the Ultimate 100 Top Prospect Camp (Norman, Okla.) and the U.S. Army All-American Combine (San Antonio, Texas) ... recorded a 44-inch vertical at the Top Gun Academy ... also ran track as a prep, competing in the 100 and 200 meters, 4x100 relay and long jump ... made the A/B honor roll.
PERSONAL: Parents are Ron Brittian and Crystal Sharp ... has two brothers and two sisters ... uncle, Troy Smith, holds the pole vault record at Arkansas ... born 6/6/93 (Culver City, Calif.) ... undeclared major.