Brennan Baiamonte really didn't play last year. That's about to change.
New NMSU defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn said that Baiamonte will get significant action this season, probably even start. Baiamonte played in all 13 games last season as a backup but frankly, I don't remember him seeing the field at all. Unless of course you count the Crimson Game.
Baiamonte is long and has a nice build for a football player. Dunn said that the safety ranks right up there with any Division-1 college football player he has ever coach. He also sighted fellow safety Derrick Richardson and defensive end Rhyan Anderson in the same category. The difference is that both Richardson and Anderson saw significant action last year.
It will be interesting to see Baiamonte in action this fall and early in the season. It appears that he will play a big role in the new system. The secondary will need to hold strong and is already thin - cornerback Chris Woods is out until the middle of the year with a shoulder injury. Everyone will have to step up, none more than Baiamonte.