Former KSU coach Martin named interim head coach at New Mexico State

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Former KSU coach Martin named interim head coach at New Mexico State

Fortunes have suddenly turned for former Kent State head coach Doug Martin, who was named interim head coach at New Mexico State on Thursday.

Martin was offensive coordinator at Boston College last year, but was out of a job after head coach Frank Spaziani was fired. He returned to New Mexico State as offensive coordinator, a position he first held in 2010 after serving as the Golden Flashes' head coach during the previous seven seasons.

Martin caught a break when New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker stepped down after accepting an offer to coach defensive backs for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Aggies finished 1-11 last year.

Sources close to Martin believe he has a legitimate chance to be named New Mexico State's head coach on a full-time basis.

Martin compiled a 29-53 record in seven seasons at Kent State.

-- Allen Moff

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