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Lobos adjust depth chart this week after injuries to top two QBs

J.P. Murrieta
September 19, 2017 06:35 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With injuries to UNM's first- and second-string quarterbacks, head coach Bob Davie is going with Coltin Gerhart this week. Gerhart, a junior transfer, will start for the Lobos at Tulsa this Saturday.

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"We've got a guy who can run our offense, and I'm kind of anxious to watch him play," Davie said.

But what does that mean for the remaining healthy bodies who can play behind center? The backup duties could go to a freshman or wide receiver who hasn't played quarterback since high school.

"You know, Bryson Carroll is a guy that I'm kind of anxious to see," Davie said. "Certainly we looked at Pat Reed."

Albuquerque's Derek Martinez knows what it's like to wait in line for your number to be called. The junior hasn't played a football game since the North-South all-star game in 2014.

"You never know when your number is going to get called," he said. "At the beginning of the season, I was fourth. Now I'm getting reps with the twos. You just got to be ready every single time and be prepared for everything that's coming at you."

But if he's called," Martinez said he's ready.

"Everyone's asking me 'Are you nervous' and 'How you feel?' Every time they ask, I say I'm ready. I've been ready," he said. "I've been here almost three years now. I understand the offense well so if my number is called, I'll be alright."

Davie expects started Lamar Jordan to be ready next week against Air Force.

DAVIE: TRUTH WILL EMERGE DURING INVESTIGATION

At Tuesday's press conference, Davie felt the need to address what he called the elephant in the room: an ongoing investigation into his program.

While he still wouldn't give specifics about what was in question, he did reiterate that the truth will come out.

"I don't feel the need, quite honestly, to stand up here and defend myself," he said. "I don't say that from an arrogant standpoint. I don't say that from the standpoint I'm above being questioned. I say it from the standpoint the truth is the truth."

ADDITIONS TO HALL OF HONOR

The University of New Mexico hall of honor will induct six new members on Friday, Nov. 3.

Among them are Tim Herron, who was the WAC golfer of the year twice; and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who is the only Mountain West athlete in any sport to win the player of the year honors all four years.

Click here to learn more about all the inductees

The banquet will be at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque. Call the UNM Alumni Letterman's Association at (505) 925-5905 to purchase tickets.

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