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Defense Enjoys Physical Third Day At Camp

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

GALLUP, N.M. - The defensive unit for the New Mexico State football team came out Thursday morning and had an impressive, hard-hitting practice in the third day of camp at Gallup Public Stadium.

NMSU went through close to 40 plays in the morning practice and the Aggies were able to get the second team offensive some quality repetitions.

For the second day in a row, the team had a very spirited and intense practice session, led by the defense's physical play. There were numerous hard-hitting plays that generated a lot of excitement and cheers from the team.

The first and second team defensive units rotated throughout practice making plays at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary.

New Mexico State's battle at the running back position continues to be extremely competitive between juniors Justine Buries, Jeremiah Williams and sophomore Tonny Glynn.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Have Spirited Second Day of Camp

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

GALLUP, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team had a pair of intense practices on Wednesday at Gallup Public Stadium in their second day of camp. The Aggies still have one more evening practice to complete Wednesday.

NMSU coaches gave the second and third teams’ a lot of repetitions in the morning practice. Then in the afternoon, the Aggies first team offensive and defense went up against each other in situational scrimmages that were very energetic.

The Aggie defense had a great pair of practices, especially the first team when matched up against the first team offense in the afternoon session.

On the offensive side of the ball, junior quarterback Chase Holbrook looked sharp in both 7-on-7 drills and in the situational scrimmages. He was able to hook up with junior wide receiver Chris Williams for a pair of long passes, one for a touchdown.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Complete First Day of Camp in Gallup

GALLUP, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team completed its first day of camp in Gallup, N.M., practicing for two hours Tuesday morning at Gallup Public Stadium.

NMSU spent the first portion of practice working in its individual positions. The Aggies drilled individually for about an hour before coming together as a team.

The first portion the team practice saw the Aggies work on their running game and run defense in their inside drill. For about 15 minutes the offensive line and backfield matched up against the defensive line, linebackers and safeties. Aggie linebacker Chris Nwoko impressed coaches by stuffing the run and running back Justine Buries had several strong runs inside.

Following the inside drill, New Mexico State went to the air in the 7-on-7 drill. There Aggie quarterback Chase Holbrook opened the session up on the first drive by hitting tight end Nick Cleaver up the middle for a long touchdown pass.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Selected 6th in WAC Preseason Media & Coaches Polls

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The New Mexico State Aggie football team has been selected to finish sixth in both the 2007 Western Athletic Conference football media poll and coaches’ poll, released Monday, July 23rd at the WAC Football Media Days in San Jose, Calif. The Aggies received 233 points in the media poll and 31 points in the coaches’ poll.

In 2006 the Aggies were picked to finish ninth overall in both polls, finishing the season sixth in the league with a 4-8 overall record and 2-6 in conference play.

“I feel that this year’s team is the best one we have had at NMSU in several years,” head coach Hal Mumme said. “I feel our team is ready to have an exciting season.”

“I think we are better than sixth, but that is why you play each game,” junior wide receiver Chris Williams said. “But it is just a preseason poll and we will see how things shake out at the end of the season.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Paterra Retires after 46 Years in the Game of Football

Las Cruces, N.M. – Associate Head Coach Herb Paterra has hung up his whistle after a 46 year career in the game of football both as a player and a coach. Paterra had 26 years of coaching experience, 10 years of playing experience at the college and professional level and countless stories, all of which, have left a lasting impression on all his former teammates, players and fellow coaches.  Continue Reading This Post >>