As we get ready for the Annual Battle of I-10 between UTEP and NMSU, both head coaches had a chance to meet the media and talk about Saturday's big game. Miners head coach Sean Kugler, who played for current UTEP Athletic Director Bob Stull before returning as an assistant coach, has fond memories of the rivalry.

Meanwhile, Kugler, now in his second year as Miners head coach, says his team understands the importance of playing the Aggies.

Like Kugler, Doug Martin took over the NMSU Aggies football program prior to the 2013 season. He met the El Paso and Las Cruces media today to talk about his team's 2-0 start and upcoming trip to the Sun Bowl.