Thursday, August 7, 2008

Brennan Baiamonte

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.


Anonymous said...

Everyone is just beaming about this kid.
It's one thing to have a good year on paper than on the field.

I really hope he and the defense live up to it's billing.

Anonymous said...

I love Las Cruces. It will be a cold day in hell before they stop complaining.

Anonymous said...

Its' the same old "what have you done for me lately" routine. Las Cruces wants the rewards first, and then they will support the Aggies. It is a shame for these student athletes to work so hard to have the public treat them the way they are talked about. You may think they don't see things, or hear them they do. and when they graduate, they are Alumni just like so many others. Their support in the future to NMSU may have a lot to do with how they felt they were treated while in LC. Think about it, they are no different than any other graduate.