New Mexico Pushes Back Start Of Fall Camp
Lobos will not start fall camp on Friday.
20-hour work week still in place.
New Mexico football was to begin fall camp this Friday as they are scheduled to play a Week 0 game against Idaho State which means why they could start practices earlier than other schools. However, those plans have changed with fall camp being pushed back a bit.
First-year head coach Danny Gonzales said that camp could begin a point next week but the school will still be holding the NCAA approved 20-hour a week workouts with the team. Just not full-on fall camp.
“We made progress with what we’re doing and we’re going to continue with the 20-hour week,” said Gonzales. “That’s what I think is what’s best for our program right now.”
It seems that the Lobos are being cautious but time is of the essence since that opener is on Aug. 29, however, one less week in real football practices with a brand new head coach is not the best way to start off the Gonzales era.
The state of New Mexico is being very strict with team sports with high school football put on the back burner, plus there is the letter written by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham who wants the Lobos and New Mexico State to not play college football this fall.
New Mexico tested 106 athletes and coaches last week with just three athletes and one coach testing positive between July 5-19. The Lobos said that they will be testing again before a fully-fledged fall camp begins.