Per NCAA rules the Lobos had to spend another day
practice sans pads, still it is football… LOBO FOOTBALL! So I was
the Rock Shop, unfortunately, I was held up in traffic so I showed up a
late, and to my horror the doors were locked! Luckily, we were able to
through the back door, and just in time to catch some seven on seven
Quin makes the play of the day!
without pads, I focused once again on wide
receivers, and what arguably is the greatest strength of the Lobo
this upcoming year… Cornerbacks!
When talking about corners at UNM this year it starts with DeAndre Wright (1st team MWC 2007) and Glover Quin (Honorable mention MWC 2007) Since moving from safety two years ago DeAndre has become an unbelievable corner, great instincts to the ball, and just a tenacious player when the ball is in the air. The past 2 days of spring shows that DeAndre isn't about let up as he has taken on everyone of the Lobo wide outs
On the other side Glover Quin is another shutdown corner. Coming off injury plagued season last year, Glover said today that no football player is ever 100% but today he feels as good physically as he ever has, and once again he showed that this afternoon both in The Rock Shop and out in the stadium, as unofficially I have Glover with one INT, and a couple of pass break ups, including one where the vertical jump record holder used all of his 40.5" vertical leap to spear a pass and knock it away.
just when you think things can't get better, the Lobos
have some nice depth at the corner position as Soph. Jerome Jenkins
valuable experience last season due to Glover's injuries last year. The
man from Houston TX is ready to step up and make plays as his baptism
took place last season vs. Arizona!
As far as wide receivers today, how about Daryl Jones? Didn't really mention his name yesterday, but today the young man came out and made some plays, snaring a TD, making some nice catches in traffic. Also, Jermaine McQueen had a decent day on the practice field, a couple of drops kept it from being a spectacular day, as he snared a couple of nice pass, using his speed.
I love the way James Wright runs. The guy looks like he has skates on, very very smooth.
How about Tate Smith? Walk-on QB from Permian TX… Smith displayed some nice arm strength this afternoon. As he learns the position more, it will be interesting to see where he fits in with the depth chart.
Offensive Player of Practice
#5 WR Daryl Jones
Like I said he was making plays. The Lobos are looking to Daryl to step up this season, and today he did so.
Defensive Player of Practice
#19 Glover Quin
vertical spearing of a pass, combined with his
interception, and good positioning showed that this young man is ready
out and have a special season! Also, Glover crashed into a developing
WR screen taking on blockers and receiver breaking up the play.