New Mexico's Defensive Coordinator Jordan Peterson Brings Passion, Energy

New Mexico's Defensive Coordinator Jordan Peterson Brings Passion, Energy

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New Mexico's Defensive Coordinator Jordan Peterson Brings Passion, Energy

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New Mexico’s Defensive Coordinator Jordan Peterson Brings Passion, Energy


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Maybe energy is what the New Mexico defense needs.

Jordan Peterson takes the helm as the new defensive coordinator for the New Mexico Lobos after head coach Bob Davie made the decision the change things up after last years 3-8 season.

After promoting Petersen, Davie commented on his new, young defensive coordinator with praise.

“Jordan gives us our best option to become better on defense,” Davie said. “I feel like he’s a rising star in this profession.  His energy, his knowledge, his relationship with players, I feel like he’s really a bright, young coach.”

Coach Davie has a history of good instincts with hiring young bright young coaches if you look at his coaching tree.  Many of these coaches went on to be head coaches.

Some of his most notable hires at Notre Dame; Urban Meyer, Charlie Strong, Mike Sanford, Dan Mullen, and Steve Addazio.

With the upcoming football season just right around the corner, there is a very enthusiastic and energetic coach at Lobo spring practice, that would be Jordan Peterson.

Courtesy of Albuquerque Journal

Courtesy of Albuquerque Journal

Who is Peterson?

He is 31 years of age and has a young appearance. But don’t let his young looks fool you, as he has a great resume for college football and carries himself very well.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Albuquerque at Dreamstyle Stadium at the Lobos fifth Spring practice was underway.

You could feel the energy and excitement as Lobo players on both sides of the ball are all giving their best effort trying to prove to their coaches that they belong at the top of the depth chart in the fall.

After practice, it good to get to speak to UNM’s defensive coordinator and get his thoughts on his new position and the defensive as well.

When asked by a local reporter on being UNM’s new defensive coordinator, Peterson liked who the change has gone to take over the top defensive position.

“It’s been a much easier transition as I have been on staff and know the guys as well and, its also great honor,” Peterson said. “I want to bring more energy and get this thing rolling”

“The transition has been much easier as coach Davie and I have a prior relationship and his defensive background as well.  We are gelling our ideas together and that has been fun.”

UP NEXT: Q&A With Coach Peterson

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