Welcome to New Mexico State, which has lost 11 games in a row, the second-longest streak in Division I-A to Southern Mississippi, which has lost its last 12.
It was an equally unkind start to the offseason. Less than two weeks before national signing day, DeWayne Walker left to become an assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars. And with the Western Athletic Conference dissolving its sponsorship of football, the Aggies were without a league, facing the possibility of dropping from the ranks of I-A.
New Mexico State found Walker's replacement in Doug Martin, who was Kent State's coach from 2004-10. The Sun Belt stepped up and agreed to add the Aggies in 2014, but the team will compete this fall as an independent.
Frankly, the schedule is brutal, with games at Texas and UCLA. But Minnesota and Boston College will make trips to Las Cruces and the team has #BestHomeScheduleever displayed on the bottom of its poster.
Click the poster to enlarge. Thanks to Donald.