12/2/2019 Jim Senter Director of Athletics. The University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Senter, As a UTEP graduate and season ticket holder, I am asking for your response as to what is specifically being done to address the lack of organization and discipline that we are continuously seeing from of our football team. I can understand that turning around a football program can take many years and require a lot of patience. But what I can not understand is how a team can continuously not improve in the areas that have nothing to do with talent, but everything to do with coaching, discipline, and organization. Our team has struggled all year long with needless personal foul and pre-snap penalties. This has even included multiple personal fouls taking place on plays which were not even relevant to the course of the game, for instance we had a Personal Foul penalty against our kick return unit for a kick that had sailed out of the end zone for a simple touchback against Florida International. Another example was a needless unsportsmanlike penalty against our field goal unit…...after we made the field goal against NMSU. The UTSA game was then a complete embarrassment as our guys were jawing, pushing, and shoving after almost play. We had a total of 11 Personal Foul/Unsportmanslike Penalties over just the first 6 games of this season alone which is frankly ridiculous. When I watched us play, Coach Dimel does not appear to have control over his own team. To verify that this is a major concern which is not improving over time, here are now the details of what then happened in our final 2 games of this season. Please note that this is after two complete spring balls, two complete fall camps, and at the end of two full seasons under Dana Dimel’s program. In our final two games this season, against two teams that we match-up with very comparably, we again had an unsportsmanlike/personal foul penalty in both games, we had to burn a time out due to not getting our personnel/call-in on time in both games, and we had numerous pre-snap penalties in both games. This included 2 False Starts, 2 Delay of Games, and 1 illegal Shift against Rice. Then we had also had 2 False Starts and 1 Substitution Infraction against NMSU. I then read an El Paso Times article the day after the Rice game, in which both a UTEP offensive player and a UTEP defensive player wee quoted stating that our players were not getting the right calls and were running different plays. These organizational issues are happening in the 23rd and 24th games of Coach Dimel’s time at UTEP and this is not acceptable. These poor results are at the root of the overall poor results that we are seeing both on the score board and with record low crowds. The lack of discipline and lack of organization has been extremely disappointing for a coach with Dana Dimel’s experience and this should not be acceptable to you as the Director of Athletics. I can buy into a long term rebuild, but what I can not buy into is a watching this lack of discipline and organization out of our coaching staff/program. What specific changes are being made to ensure that is being addressed? Sincerely, Xxxxx xxxxxxx UTEP Graduate - College of Business. UTEP Season Ticket Holder.