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New Mexico redshirt freshman RB Daevon Vigilant is expected to see more carries this spring with Lobos RB Tyrone Owens sitting out (academics).

Vigilant (5'7/182) was expected to be a part of the Lobos' rotation last year, but he broke a finger in the 2017 season opener, so he was limited to just four carries. He recently won a medical hardship waiver because he also tore an ACL just before his freshman season was supposed to get going in 2016. Reports indicate he's a shifty runner who can make tacklers miss, so even when/if Owens is ruled eligible, he's a player that could get a significant amount of touches in New Mexico's new spread offense.
Feb 23 - 5:20 PM

New Mexico redshirt senior RB Tyrone Owens (academics) will not participate in spring practice.

Owens (5'9/187) has been an integral performer for New Mexico over the past two seasons, having rushed for 1,867 yards across 24 games played in that space. With classroom issues holding him back for the spring, that'll open the door for Daevon Vigilant, Kentrail Moran and Zahneer Shuler to see closer looks. JUCO transfer Ahmari Davis will also be in the mix. It's a very inexperienced running backs room beyond Owens. To whit, if we set Davis aside, Vigilant, Moran and Shuler have combined for just 36 yards on 20 carries. We'll have to wait and see whether Owens can overcome his academic hurdles by the start of August camp. If he can't, that would put the Lobos in a very tough spot.
Feb 23 - 4:37 PM

New Mexico defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove will serve as acting head coach during Bob Davie's suspension.

Davie's suspension starts on Saturday, and will last for 30 days. With games not taking place for several months, Cosgrove will obviously not coach the Lobos in any games, assuming the Lobos board doesn't take further action against the head coach. Davie was suspended after Davie and his coaching staff interfered with criminal investigations or misconduct cases involving players.
Source: USA Today
Feb 16 - 6:55 PM

New Mexico HC Bob Davie will begin his 30-day suspension on Saturday.

Davie has been suspended for 30 days without pay following an investigation into possible interference in several investigations into possible sexual assaults by New Mexico football players. A report from an outside firm did not ultimately find wrongdoing on Davie's end, but the university is using this as an opportunity to send a message in terms of their culture. With the head coach sidelined for the next month, DC Kevin Cosgrove will assume acting duties. Davie's suspension will end on March 18.
Feb 16 - 4:07 PM

The Albuquerque News' Jessica Dyer passes along that New Mexico regents will not hear HC Bob Davie's appeal of his 30-day suspension.

Davie was appealing the university's decision to suspend him for a month (sans pay) as a result of an outside law firm's investigation into allegations of physical abuse to players in the program and possible tampering/obstruction in several cases of sexual assault alleged against football players. While this investigation by Chicago firm Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose did not ultimately find conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, they recommended that "strong action" be taken in order to prevent a rotten culture from taking hold.
Feb 13 - 5:34 PM

Football Scoop reports that New Mexico has promoted Jordan Peterson to the defensive pass game coordinator.

Peterson was hired last year to be the safeties coach, and he'll remain in that job as well as the added responsibility. Prior to joining the Lobos, he spent 2012-2016 with Fresno State, also coaching safeties.
Feb 12 - 1:17 PM

New Mexico HC Bob Davie has appealed his 30-day suspension.

Davie was suspended without pay for one month following an investigation by a Chicago law firm into possible physical abuse of players and possible interference in cases of alleged sexual assault by New Mexico players. Three specific cases on the latter front were looked into. The law firm hired to run this investigation in November did not ultimately find any conclusive wrongdoing, here, but recommended to the university that "strong action" be taken in an effort to prevent a rotten culture from blossoming. Davie is appealing his suspension based on the fact that, as previously mentioned, no obstruction or malfeasance was determined conclusively to have taken place. He also cited the fact that he was never interviewed in the outside firm's investigation. The firm's report actually went so far as to say that they did not see a need to interview Davie given their overall conclusions.
Feb 9 - 4:39 PM

New Mexico suspended HC Bob Davie for 30 days without pay following an investigation from an outside firm into the athletic department.

New Mexico hired a Chicago law firm -- Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose -- in November to follow up on a previous investigation by retired federal judge Bruce Black. Specifically, the investigating firm was looking into allegations of physical abuse of players, as well as alleged interference from the football program in regards to cases of possible sexual and physical violence by players. While they did not ultimately conclude that Davie -- whose name appears multiple times in the report, but was not interviewed for the investigation -- and the football program obstructed any criminal investigations, the firm recommended "strong action" to prevent a toxic culture from forming.
Feb 8 - 5:20 PM

Football Scoop reports that Calvin Magee is a strong candidate to become the new offensive coordinator at New Mexico.

Magee spent last year as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Arizona under Rich Rodriguez. He would replace Bob DeBesse, who was not retained by Lobos head coach Bob Davie.
Jan 18 - 3:20 PM

Former Bowling Green DC Perry Eliano has been named the cornerback coach at New Mexico.

Eliano was not retained by Bowling Green after the Falcons had one of the worst defenses in the FBS. He's also coached at UTSA, spending five years on that staff before joining Bowling Green.
Jan 16 - 10:02 PM

Football Scoop reports that New Mexico has hired SMU LB coach Archie McDaniel to serve as outside linebackers coach.

McDaniel will be coming back to Albuquerque for a second run with the Lobos, having previously worked as defensive line coach at New Mexico from 2012-13. He's been on staff with SMU for the past four seasons.
Jan 16 - 5:01 PM

Bowling Green will not retain DC Perry Eliano.

Eliano has served as Bowling Green's defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Prior to that coaching stint, he had spent five years on staff at UTSA. The Falcons were among the worst defensive teams in the FBS under his watch this season, surrendering 38 points on average. That stands as the eighth-worst mark in the country.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 12:28:00 PM

New Mexico redshirt junior RB Tyrone Owens rushed for 27 yards on six carries in Friday's 35-10 loss to San Diego State.

Owens was coming off a 164-yard demolition of UNLV last weekend, but with an uptick in competition for Black Friday, he was unable to find much of any kind of a sustained offensive push in what was a dominant overall win by the Aztecs. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound redshirt junior closes out the campaign having rushed for 770 yards and four touchdowns across 12 games played. He rushed for 1,097 yards a year ago, but no such luck on back-to-back such 1,000-yard campaigns.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 07:06:00 PM

New Mexico senior QB Lamar Jordan ran for 116 yards and two scores in a 38-35 loss to UNLV on Friday.

Jordan attempted four passes, and completed zero. The Lobos had zero yards passing, but were able to run for an impressive 482 yards, with three players -- including Jordan -- going over 100 yards. It looked like he was going to end his last game in New Mexico on a high-note, as he took a keeper 41 yards to give New Mexico a 35-30 lead with just over a minute left. The Lobos defense couldn't get it done over the last possession, however. Jordan will try to get a victory in his last game next week against San Diego State.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 01:11:00 AM

New Mexico redshirt junior RB Tyrone Owens ran for 164 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown in a 38-35 loss to UNLV on Friday.

Owens isn't going to come close to getting to his numbers last year (1,097 yards, seven touchdowns), but he looked like that type of runner on Friday. His rushing touchdown was a two-yard dive into the end zone that gave the Lobos a 28-27 lead over the Rebels in the middle of the fourth quarter. The Lobos and Owens will close their year next week against San Diego State.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 01:05:00 AM

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