I like the hires made by Hal Mumme and company at NMSU.
I am going to be honest here, I know basically nothing about these two gentlemen. Other than the things that have been stated about their past coaching histories. But I learned about them right then and there.
I do know that they impressed during the interview process. Both are also former coordinators. They have ran the ship and they have been soldiers in the platoon. I just wonder about the talent level on defense.
For one of the previous posters, Dunn runs a 3-5-3. That's three linemen, five linebackers and three DBs. If you look at the team roster, they have the DBs broken into two categories - cornerbacks and strong safeties. From my understanding, Derrick Richardson at strong safety will be asked to play a lot closer to the line as well. Lots of blitzing, firing off the edge. And I believe a lot of variation as well as different packages and formations being thrown around the field.
My only thing is, can the corners hold up? Does anyone remember the play their last season? It wasn't very good. Some of that can certainly be pinned on the lack of pressure on the quarterback. Chris Woods, Davon House and Vince Butler were young players. Alex Bernard started the year at corner and was moved to strong safety with Richardson as the free. They switched up a lot in the offseason. And it had to be done. Something had to change. But Woody Widenhofer had the reputation of getting the most out of limited talent. And you saw what he got last year. We need the season to start before we begin judging what has really changed and what hasn't. The two games that will tell a big part of the story - UTEP and UNM. We'll learn a lot about this team in Week's 3 and 4.