Running back Randell Bell will not be with the Aggies this upcoming season as he did not qualify academically. Bell had to nail down an 820 SAT and a 2.5 GPA and failed to hit the 2.5. The coaching staff was very excited about Bell going into the year but now will be without him. Hal Mumme confirmed the report.
No one will really know how the loss effects NMSU because no one saw Bell play. The team still figures to have decent depth at running back, especially if Justine Buries comes back strong. If not, we’ll see. Tonny Glenn had a nice spring and figures to get a look no matter what.
Mumme also said that A.J. Harris will remain suspended until his legal issues are squared away meaning that he could be out of practice until his trial passes. Harris is scheduled to appear in court on August 15. After that the team will determine what his punishment will be. My guess is a suspension Week 1 versus SE Louisiana and then get him back on the field when the team goes to Albuquerque to take on the Lobos. We’ll see.