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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 >>