He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
Perhaps it's difficult to catch a football while lying down in green pastures.
NMSU Aggies have not won a football game all year despite being required to recite the Lord's Prayer by their new Christian coach Hal Mumme.
Could it be that having your star running back, a Muslim, removed from the team, along with two other Muslim players, might possibly have a detrimental effect on team morale?
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed a grievance against New Mexico State head football coach Hal Mumme, alleging he discriminated against a now-released Muslim player by repeatedly questioning him about al-Qaida.Mumme is the first-year coach of the Aggies
The grievance filed Tuesday on behalf of former Aggie running back Muammar Ali also alleges the football staff required the team to recite the Lord's Prayer at the end of each practice.
, who were 0-7 heading into Saturday's homecoming game against Western Athletic Conference opponent Idaho (1-6) at Aggie Memorial Stadium. (Which they lost, making them 0-8 now)
New Mexico State hired Mumme on Dec. 30, agreeing to a five-year contract at roughly $197,000 annually. He had coached the previous two seasons at Southeastern Louisiana's start-up program, going 12- 11.
Mumme made his mark, and notoriety, at Kentucky from 1997-2000, where he led the Wildcats to two bowl games. Under his watch, Kentucky was found to have committed some three dozen NCAA infractions.Hal Mumme is a proud Christian man.
He'll tell you as much, just as he's told his Aggie football team.
posted by Cyndy