It’s a clean slate for the UNM Offensive Line

ALBUQUERQUE,N.M. (KRQE)- The biggest question mark coming into 2016 for Lobo Football is their Offensive Line. Coach Bob Davie put out the point, in his first of the year press conference on Wednesday, that it would be a maniacal attack on getting this offense ready for 2016.

They battled injuries last year, and are looking for new guys to step in and fill some spots on that line. It’s all business from here and Coach Davie is attacking it from an A and B standpoint.

“A is when that football is snapped and B is when that whistle is blown and it’s all about effort and going after somebody’s butt A to B, and that’s what we are trying to find right now is some young guys that have some bite in them,” said UNM Head coach Bob Davie.

On Thursday, the media and public also had their first chance at the coaching style of new Run Game Coordinator/ Offensive Line Coach, Saga Tuitele. Senior Garret Adcock like what he saw in day one with his offensive line and his new coach.

“He cuts to the chase, he says it like it is and he makes it real simple for us so we can just go out there and play fast,” said Garret Adcock.

Coach Tuitele is coming into a system very similar to that of his old system at Cal Poly. There are struggles with different word use, but overall it’s an easy transition for the new coach. He is just excited to get in and hit the ground running with his new group of guys.

“You know my eyes are fresh and I want to see what you can do and what you can’t do and how you compete and all of those things so. I am excited because I get 16 kids that have no idea about how they are going to perform, and handle pressure and be selfless, so I am fired up about that,”  said Coach Tuitele.

The Lobos continue their fall camp, with their next practice being on Friday at 9:45 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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