ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- UNM Football held their first scrimmage of the spring season on Friday morning. Coach Davie is still looking for the pieces to the puzzle, but overall he likes the competitiveness and the overall drive this team has to compete and get better.
On the offensive side, multiple quarterbacks got snaps. Austin Apodaca’s arm looked lively in the scrimmage, Lamar Jordan’s abilities on the ground were showcased, and JaJuan Lawson overall looked very composed behind center. Cole Gautsche looks to be fitting in great at the tight end position, and his hands looked great in the scrimmage.
The Lobo ground game had its high points in the scrimmage, but was outmatched by this more confident defense. The Lobos were down eight starters on the defensive side on Friday, but they still brought the intensity.
“I think defense stepped it up a little bit today. In previous years you just see the offense run it up the gut and run big plays on the defense, so you didn’t see that today so I like that”, said UNM Linebacker Kimmie Carson.
Effort is what Coach Davie wants to see out of his team this spring, and they need to bring that and more heading into the fall.
“For this program to take the next step, it’s about us being more physical. There is no way that we are going to take the next step in this program by finessing anybody. We have to be more physical”, said Coach Bob Davie.
UNM also held their annual coaches clinic on Friday for local coaches to come out and watch practice and get one-on-one time with the Lobo staff. Coach Davie thinks that this is a great way to help the local football community.