Bob Davie Pleased As New Mexico Wraps Up Spring Football
The Lobos are looking forward to the fall.
Find out what Coach Davie had to say about spring football.
The New Mexico Lobos football team wrapped up Spring practice last Friday with a spirited scrimmage in Dreamstyle Stadium.
High energy was in the air as both offensive & defensive players gave their best to showcase their talents. Each player was trying to prove to the coaching staff why they should be starting this fall.
The defense, under new defensive coordinator Jordan Peterson, flew to the ball and verbally came close to taunting as they made big plays against the offense.
It’s obvious that this defense is not only playing hard nose football but playing with tremendous energy and passion.
The offense looked solid with accurate throws by each of the quarterbacks, but a decision on the starter will not be made until fall camp. There is experince among the group that should push each other.
With Tuloti you get proven leadership and poise as he showed against the Wisconsin Badgers last year before a season-ending injury. With Jones, his 6’3 frame and the proven athleticism and then there is Hughes who has a quick release and strong arm.
“It’s very competitive with our Quarterbacks and I am sure will go all the way up to two or three weeks before for the first game that we name a starter,” head coach Bob Davie said of his signal callers.
“I do like what I see at the quarterback position, and we are much more experienced than a year ago across the board, but we have to stay healthy”
This offense under new offensive coordinator Joe Daily will be fun to watch with more experienced Quarterbacks than last year and a large offensive line.
Two huge offensive tackles anchor the Lobo offensive line. Junior Teton Saltes at 6-6 275 lbs & Senior Javon Mosley 6-7 335 lbs.
Davie liked what he saw from both sides of the ball after the recent scrimmage.
“Yes, I am pleased, we walk out of here healthy,” Davie said. “We did not have anybody injured in the Spring, and we scrimmaged a lot.”
So, the Lobos with over with 13 JUCO players here for Spring ball — an additional five coming in the fall — a new OC Joe Dailey and new DC Jordan Peterson are hoping to make some noise in the MWC this year.
You have to give Davie credit for his decisiveness in doing a complete overhaul of the entire Lobo program. He is hoping to prove the last two years were an anomaly.