Posted at: 09/15/2012 10:08 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
In the early 90's, Bill Murray portrayed a simple man with multiple problems named Bob Wiley. Bob went to a psychiatrist named Dr. Leo Marvin, played by Richard Dreyfuss. Dr. Marvin gave Bob a copy of his new book Baby Steps.
That's how Lobo fans have to view their team right now.
The Lobo football program was a dysfunctional mess for the last couple seasons. In the words of current coach Bob Davie, let's be honest. Last year's Lobos couldn't put fear in Bob Wiley. This year's UNM squad appears to be more disciplined and has more fight in 'em. Yes, they lost to Texas and Texas Tech (two teams no one expected them to beat).
But the Lobos did put up 66 points in week 1. Baby Steps.
For the second time in three weeks the Lobos didn't have a turnover. Baby Steps.
Saturday against Texas Tech, Chase Clayton returned a kick for a 98-yard touchdown. Baby Steps.
The Lobos only had four penalties against Texas Tech. Baby Steps.
Trust me, I'll be the first person to say 'You are what your record says you are.' The Lobos are 1-2. They've been outscored 94-14 in their last two games. Unlike Bob Davie, I can't find too many "wins" in a 45-0 loss to Texas. Considering I couldn't watch the game, it's hard to find anything about the game other than numbers in that loss to the Longhorns, but that's another story.
Baby Steps. That's where the program is at right now. It's going to be a while before this program becomes a contender. So sit back, Lobo fans, and enjoy the small victories. Hopefully they will result in larger ones somewhere down the line. Look at it this way, the Lobos already have as many wins as they did in each of the last three years. Anything else is icing at this point.