SPORTS SPEAK UP!
THE LOBOS can’t make a layup. I’m reminded of my junior high coach who conducted tryouts by putting all of us in a layup line. Those who missed a layup were immediately cut from the team. Harsh. As for the poor 3-6 record matching the 197980 Lobogate team, the difference there is that this eventual 6-22 team played before an average of 14,838 fans which ranked 7th in the nation — and would be only several hundred fans shy of a sellout for every home game in the current renovated Pit. Sadly, how times have changed. — Joseph
WE’RE ALL just going to have to face it ... this Lobo men’s team just isn’t very good. They have a few good pieces, but this year is going to be sub-.500 for sure. Coach Weir just didn’t get a chance to get on an even playing field with recruiting.
Next year should be a better recruiting year along with the two transfers he already has here. I look for 2019-20 to be a banner year. Takes time to build.
CONGRATULATIONS to NM State’s football Aggies, a Land of Enchantment team which will play in a bowl again on Dec. 29 after waiting 57 years! Many of us remember “The Team The Pros Watch” as Sports Illustrated dubbed them in 1960. That year the Sun Bowl matched them against Utah State . ... Before a sellout crowd (and me!), the Aggies won, providing a fabulous sports legacy for their team,
school and our state. Now the Arizona Bowl has matched the two teams against each other again. Go Aggies! — A Lobo Alum and Fan, Michael Rosenberg SINCE OKLAHOMA crushed Ohio State earlier this season, why would they have any right to be in the college football playoffs? — meant2be
LOBO FOOTBALL: Coach Davie fires his lead offensive coach and a defensive back coach to correct a losing season? The reason the Lobos had a good 2016 was because Coach Davie was still using recruits brought in by the coach before him? Coach Davie’s problems have always been the ineffective defensive front and the linebackers and he has not recruited well
there. The two quarterback offense and players who fumbled too much was a head coach problem. Time for Coach Davie to do as the UTEP basketball coach just did — retire. — Jonathan A. in Moriarty
Jonathan: The 2016 UNM football roster did not include a single player who was brought in by Mike Locksley, whose last year here was 2011. All players recruited to UNM by Locksley had exhausted their eligibility by 2016. — Rick, Journal
THE ONLY OPINIONS about bowl games that matter are the players’. Ask them if they want to quit right now, or stay together as a team for another month, make one more trip, play one more game, then quit. You’ll get 100 percent for the bowl game. Any bowl game. — Bennett