Aug. 7, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico football team completed its second workout of training camp Friday at the UNM practice fields. The Lobos spent just over four hours on the field in 90 degree temperatures. New Mexico wore helmets and shorts for the second straight day and continues to prepare for the 2010 season opener at No. 11 Oregon on Sept. 4. The Lobos hit the field Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Practice is open to the public and fans are encouraged to attend.
UNM has two practice remaining in Albuquerque before departing for Ruidoso. The Lobos are expected to leave for the mountain village in the morning of Tuesday, August 10.
Below are some observations from Friday's practice.
Freshman WR Martize Barr was impressive during his second workout of camp. Barr made multiple catches over the middle and along the sidelines. His speed and agility showcased some of his potential.
Senior WR Bryant Williams was a go-to man Friday. Williams seemed to find ways to get open and showed good hands. Williams is looking for a breakout season in 2010 and hopes to be a key factor in the offense.
Freshman Connection: Freshman QB Stump Godfrey rolled out during a simulated scrimmage and found freshman TE Brad Miller. Miller came racing across the middle and made the grab. Godfrey and Miller played in the Texas All-Star game during the summer.
The Lobos will have a new center in 2010 but who will it be? Redshirt freshman Dillon Farrell has been working with the first-team offense, while Mike Muniz and LaMar Bratton are also taking snaps at the position. O-Line coach Mike Degory was working with Bratton on his shotgun snaps towards the end of practice.
UNM utilizes split practices to get better and increase learning early during camp. The team has been split in half to increase reps and individual instructions from the coaching staff.
The Lobos are having fun and its shows. UNM has shown a lot of excitement and enthusiasm during the first two days of camp. The banter back-and-forth from the offense and defense shows the intensity level of camp.
New Mexico will be off Sunday, Aug. 8.