ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In New Mexico, it is the second time around for defensive line coach Stan Eggen.
He had the same job in 1997 under Dennis Franchione at UNM. “My family and I really enjoyed it the first time we were here,” said Eggen. “It wasn’t long and uh…just watching what coach Davie has done with this team and this staff that he has put together, I thought it would be a tremendous opportunity and it is.”
His return in 2016 has been received well, especially from his defensive line.
Eggen returned with a wealth of knowledge after stops at Alabama, TCU and Texas A&M. Prior to returning to New Mexico, Eggen was a defensive ends coach at Iowa State.
Players are soaking up all that Eggen has to teach.
“I learned more stuff in a week with him then I have in a while,” said defensive lineman Taylor Timmons. “I can’t wait until we get deep into spring and into the season.” Teammate William Udeh agrees. “New things we are learning everyday like new techniques and learning how to get around a block and shoot off and be more of an attacker with our technique.”
The Lobos open the 2016 season September 3 against South Dakota.