New Mexico Football Takes A Break Mid-Camp
After 18 practices, Lobo football players will take some time off
New Mexico Football Will Be Out Of Action For A Few Days
Earlier this week, New Mexico head coach Bob Davie gave UNM players a four-day break in the middle of fall camp. With fall classes starting this Monday, Davie wanted to give the players some rest from both school and football activities.
“We’ve invested a lot of work and now they get a chance to clearly, clearly re-energize and refresh, because they’re not gonna have school and they’re not gonna have football,” Davie said via the Albuquerque Journal.
“I’m excited about it. I think it’s kind of unique and something I’m anxious to see how it works out.”
The Lobos were one of few Mountain West teams that started camp in late July, despite not having their first game until September.
With the recent termination of two-a-day practices, the NCAA allowed schools to start camp a week earlier. Davie decided to use this early start time to eventually give his players this well-deserved time off before classes begin. Several players have used this time to spend with family back in their home towns.
Despite the players given some down time, it is business as usual for the coaches. With the solid 18 practices UNM has had so far, coaches will be able to break down what they’ve seen in camp.
This offseason has looked very solid for Lobos football; it will be very interesting to see if this break has any form of physical impact on the team.
Davie touched on reaching out to LSU head coach, Ed Orgeron, and Ohio St. head coach Urban Meyer on the idea of taking time off during camp.
“Most (coaches he’s talked to) are pretty intrigued by it,” Davie said. “Because if you give (players) just a day off or two, they have to be there (in camp) anyhow. I’d rather give them four or five days off after investing so much.”
As soon as practice number 19 hits, the Lobos will begin preparation for game one of the 2017 football season, when they are host to the out-of-conference Abilene Christian Wildcats.