Spring Roundup: University Of New Mexico

The one main question coming into spring was RB Rodney Ferguson who was unable to play in the bowl game, because he did not pass all of his classes.  Looking at their spring roster and depth chart Ferguson is listed on that list, so it looks like he is on his way back to joining the team.  The Lobos return the core of their offense with  6 starters, but they lose their entire offensive line and their top 2 receivers  and then on defense they return 6 starters as well. 


8-30-08 TCU
9-6-08 TEXAS A&M
9-13-08 ARIZONA
9-20-08 at Tulsa
9-27-08 at New Mexico State
10-4-08 WYOMING
10-11-08 at Brigham Young
10-23-08 at Air Force (Thur.)
11-1-08 UTAH
11-8-08 at UNLV
11-15-08 at Colorado State
 With the likes of Donovan Porterie emerging as one of the top QB’s in the league and also with RB Rodney Ferguson coming back to the team the Lobos have those positions locked down.  The Lobos need to find new go to WR’s to replace the duo of last year, during this spring.  The Lobos do have 6 JC transfers all ready enrolled and practicing in spring ball to get acquainted with the team


Ben Contreras* OL 300 Pleasanton, Calif. (City College of San Francisco


Karlin Givens* OL 295 Ridgeland, Miss. (Holmes CC)

 Tray Hardaway LB 215 Olive Branch, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC)

Maurice Mears OL 295 Miami, Fla. (Rock Valley College)

Joshua Taufalele* OL 320 San Jose, Calif. (Foothill College)

Bryant Williams* WR 180 Edina, Minn. (Coffeyville CC)

These transfers are loaded  with 4 offensive lineman which is what the Lobos need since they return only one offensive lineman, so having those players in camp early definetly will help New Mexico get that line together. 
The main objective for the Lobos is getting their o-line set up and finding some new targets for Porterie, and establishing depth at the defensive side of the ball.
The Cherry-Silver Game will be held at Ivan Head Stadium on the campus of Santa Fe (N.M.) High School and will be on Saturday April 26th at 1pm.

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