Former UAB offensive coordinator and interim head coach Bryant Vincent has accepted a position as the offensive coordinator at the University of New Mexico.

Vincent was UAB’s offensive coordinator in 2014 and from 2018-21. This past season, Vincent served as the interim head coach, after Bill Clark stepped down, and compiled a 7-6 record with a Bahamas Bowl victory.

“I’m thrilled to have someone with the caliber and experience of Coach Vincent joining our staff,” said New Mexico head coach Danny Gonzales in a university press release. “To step into the interim role as head coach last year at UAB and led the team to a win in the Bahamas Bowl is a credit to how well prepared he is, and how well prepared his team at UAB was.”

This past season, UAB scored 30.1 points per game and finished the regular season in the top 30 in total offense at 438.2 yards per game. According to the UNM press release the 438.2 yards per game would rank eighth in the 124-year history of Lobo football.

Vincent takes over an offense that ranked 131st, which is last, in total offense (228.1 yards per game). The Lobos were 130th in team passing efficiency and scoring offense (13.9 points per game), 128th in passing offense (104.9 ypg) and 101st in rushing offense (123.2 ypg). They threw three touchdown passes and had 12 rushing touchdowns in 12 games.

New Mexico was 2-10 this past season, and the Lobos haven’t had a winning season since back-to-back New Mexico Bowl appearances in 2015 and 2016.

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