Lobo Football held their first preseason press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Lobo Head Coach Bob Davie talked about a plethora of topics surrounding his team, but also talked about the negativity surrounding the UNM athletic program, and how he hopes to shift the momentum this year.
“A year ago, I honestly believe that we had as much momentum at any time in the history in this program, and we lost that momentum and we lost momentum as an athletic department, right. So, now it’s time to get that momentum back and it’s a feeling of responsibility,” said UNM Head Football Coach Bob Davie.
The Lobos are coming off of a three win season, and they hope to bounce back in 2018. The feeling around the program is excitement, as they hope to spread the offense out. Davie says he is excited about this new style being implemented, but he doesn’t want to veer away from their “ground game” mentality.
The Lobos were the nation’s leading rushing team in 2016. That was not the case last season. Bob Davie hopes to get back to that success, but he is coming into this season with a runningback room that isn’t that experienced.
“A lot of hungry guys, a lot of competition, they can jump up and surprise some people, but there is a bit of an unknown there. But that is what’s so exciting about this team going into it. We are talented, but nothing is really etched in stone, and it’s kind of fun to just put it out there and lets see what happens,” said Bob Davie.
Fall camp will begin on Friday, and the Lobos will open up their season on Sep. 1.