It looks like there will be an added layer to the rivalry between the New Mexico State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos.
According to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, Aggies head coach Paul Weir is set to leave the program to take the same job at New Mexico.
The report comes after New Mexico fired former coach Craig Neal back on March 31.
Weir is coming off of an impressive season leading the Aggies, going 28-6 in his lone year as head coach. New Mexico State went on to win the 2017 WAC Tournament but were ultimately bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening round by Baylor.
Hiring Weir would cost the Lobos some cash for the buyout, but after missing out on other top candidates they seem willing to spend what is really a bargain price for a quality coach.
From Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal:
Paul Weir's NMSU buyout: 1/2 base salary for remainder of contract= $500K ($125K X 4yrs, Weir got extension through 2021 w/ WAC Tourney win)
— Geoff Grammer (@GeoffGrammer) April 11, 2017