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For new football coaching staff, coming to UNM is personal

Tasked with rebuilding struggling program that is paying former coach nearly $1 million to leave

Danny Gonzales and Rocky Long are familiar names and familiar faces to Lobo football fans.

“It’s home for them. It is personal. They’ve seen the program struggle, and they really want to do something about it. You know as a journalist, you get skeptical about these things, but it seems pretty genuine, actually,” said Steve Virgen, a sports reporter who covers football for the Albuquerque Journal.

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