March 28, 2009
Coach Rubin Carter walked off the field on a sunny day Saturday after the New Mexico's third spring practice.
"It was a good practice," the Lobos' new defensive line coach said. "These boys like to hit."
Hitting is a specialty for Carter, who was a longtime member of the Denver Broncos' famed "Orange Crush" defense. Carter played for the Broncos for 12 years, appearing in 152 games, which included two Super Bowls (1978 and 1987).
After his time as a player Carter began coaching and has had stints as a defensive line coach at Denver, Washington, and the New York Jets, and then collegiately at Maryland (where he worked with UNM head coach Mike Locksley), Temple, and San Jose State. He was also a head coach at Florida A&M.
I got to sit down with Carter after practice today and talk about his childhood, his time as a player and coach. Click here to listen to my full interview with coach Carter.