Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Holbrook to play versus Idaho

Chase is playing this weekend. Mumme confirmed it today. Other health issues:

Mumme said that Harris, Cleaver and Nwoko are all 75 percent. Nwoko split time at practice in the middle with Kramer Winingham but he was out there none-the-less. Cleaver and Harris were also out there. Cleaver caught a TD from about 40-yards out down the middle of the field and ran into the endzone. A.J. was seen jogging up and down the sideline looking to get loose.

Outside linebackers La'Auli Fonoti and Jamar Cotton are both out. Cotton has a hurt ankle and Mumme said he wouldn't be back for a few weeks - hopefully Nevada. Fonoti appears week-to-week. They'll be replaced by Nick Ply and Michael Brewer, respectively.

Cornerback Vince Butler is also out, suffering a concussion last weekend against La. Tech. He's replaced by freshman Devon House. The staff likes House a great deal, but he's obviously very young. We make a big deal about a freshman coming in at quarterback, but how bout a freshman corner? That's as tough as it gets on the D-1 level. Cornerback is a tough position, maybe the toughest on the field. The one bright spot is that Idaho can't really throw anyway.

Offensively, if everyone is at full strength, NMSU should torch Idaho.

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