Where was all the frugality on the UNM Board of Regents when the search for the new football coach was underway? We now see that the Regents think they need to ratchet down the pay and perks for the UNM President that they will choose this week. It was bad enough that the football coaches make more money that the chief academic, but now they are widening the gap even more. I don't care if the coaches salary is paid with other funds. University Presidents and football coaches have short career paths unless the coach is a winner. The coach also doesn't have to put up with the political b.s. from the Regents. They are probably worse than the football fans and jocks. This all sends a message that is surreal and bizarre at the same time.