The new look New Mexico offense had its first scrimmage under its new offensive coordinator, Calvin Magee. The offense will not be all that different so expect a lot of running plays and option sets for this Lobos attack.
Of course, Magee says the players are ahead of schedule in learning the offense.
“We’ve probably got more in during the first year at this point than any other place I’ve been,” Magee said via the Albuquerque Journal. “It’s nice now to go back and keep (practicing) those same plays, and adding just a little bit to go with it. I’m very pleased with where we are.”
The big moment for this offense is finding out who the quarterback will be, and it is currently a three-player race, but four saw action over the weekend.
Tevaka Tuioti, Coltin Gerhart and Sheriron Jones are in contention but freshman Trae Hall saw a few reps and head coach Bob Davie liked what he saw among that group. Jones did leave the scrimmage early with a hamstring injury.
In addition to quarterback, running back has been a position that has taken a step back over the past few years.
This Lobos offensive attack needs at least one running back that can make plays and break off big chunks of yards.
New Mexico still has Tyrone Owens but a second back is needed and they may have found that.
JUCO transfer Ahmari Davis who spent the past two years at Laney College in the Bay Area ran off a few big plays, including one the coaches only described as “long.”
If this New Mexico attack has found a playmaker at running back then that will go a long way in making this team competitive. Still finding a signal-caller is a must with how this offense works with all of the timing is a must.
The final note on the offense is that maybe, just maybe, we can monitor #ThrowBos because freshman wide receiver Cedric Patterson III and junior Elijah Lilly made some big plays from Gerhart.
It is just one scrimmage so expectations should not be too high but things look to be coming together for New Mexico.