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Lobo starting running back position is up for grabs

Created: 08/05/2014 9:04 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

The UNM Football team has a lot of question marks this season. One of them is at the running back position and that because the starting spot is up for grabs.

In the words of head coach Bob Davie, the depth at running back is thin and it's a concern right now for the Lobos. Kasey Carrier is gone and senior Crusoe Gongbay remains suspended from the team leaving Davie with a few options, but none of them standout above the others.

"Jhurrell Pressley is talented, but to say Jhurrell Pressley is going to go out there and play 12 football games consistently he hasn't done anything near that yet.  Teriyon Gipson is a 175 pound guy who loves football and loves contact and will hit it up in there, but he's 175 pounds," said Davie.

Pressley and Gipson will likely share time with former Roswell standout David Anaya.

"We're all real good friends and we kind of hype up each other when we make a good play so we're all kind of for each other.  We all just want to see each other do good," said Anaya.

"We each bring our own different style.  I'm more quick, Dave likes to pound it.  Jhurrell can do it all.  We're all different kind of backs but we're all in for one common goal and that's to win games," said Teriyon Gipson.

You can expect the Lobos to be running back by-committee when they open the season August 30th against UTEP.

Lobo starting running back position is up for grabs


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