Aug. 26, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The New Mexico football team practiced for over two hours Wednesday as they continue to prepare for the 2009 season opener at Texas A&M on Sept. 5. The Lobos were in full pads for the first time since Saturday's scrimmage and continued to show good intensity. UNM has just over nine days before battling the Aggies in College Station, Texas. The Lobos are slated to practice Thursday from 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the UNM practice fields.
New Mexico returned to the practice fields today after spending the last two days working out in the indoor facility. The Lobos started to implement the TAMU game plan on Wednesday splitting the squad with scout teams.
Senior Donovan Porterie showed confidence at times during passing drills. Porterie was able to connect with multiple wide receivers including Roland Bruno and Bryant Williams. Many of the situations were walk-through today with the new game plan.
Defensively, the Lobos were hitting and flying around the ball. The coaching staff continued to preach the basics and being in position. UNM continues to improve in all areas of the game especially with the competition. Multiple position groups have improved due to the increased competition with the newcomers and new staff.
Continue to check GoLobos.com for Lobo football updates. See tomorrow's article about defensive line coach Rubin Carter and the front enforcers by Richard Stevens.