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Davie: Running backs are the wildcard for the Lobos

Brandon Ortega
August 08, 2019 09:15 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bob Daie is in his eighth year as the Lobos head football coach and in those eight years he has leaned heavily on the Lobos running game. 


If there's any unknown this fall, it's the running game.

There are plenty of players who are ready to step up, but when fall camp started Davie said the running backs are the wildcards of the offense. There's a lot of talent but not much experience.

Two players that saw some good action  in 2019? Ahmari Davis and Daevon Vigilant. Each played in at least eight games.

Those reps gave them somethin gto build on.

"Everything I experienced last year, it's more discipline," Davis said. "Being more disciplined in every aspect and in the game, just period." 

"Last year was really my first year being healthy so it was just an experience to get it," Vigilant said. "Now I just got it, I just got to get back in rhythm with everything."

There is a host of running backs competing for the playing time. The newest of the bunch is true freshman Chad Alexander, a highly-touted recruit who wants to be one of the best running backs to ever play at UNM. 

"I had spoke with DonTrell Moore and I told him I'm gonna break all his records," Alexander said. "He told me to do that, and that's one of my goals." 

Davie said scrimmages will play a big factor in the running back competition. At the point, the starting job is very much up for grabs.

The Lobos will open at home with Sam Houston State. 


Brandon Ortega

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