So Jay Norvell's name has surfaced as a candidate for the NMSU coaching position. Don't know how seriously to take this or not but it is someone to keep an eye on. Norvell is currently an offensive assistant coach at Oklahoma, a team which had a potent offense this past season.
The Aggie volleyball team advanced past the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. This really is a great story. People talk about wanting successful Aggie teams. This is a successful Aggie team! I know, it doesn't have the luster of a football or a basketball. But we're talking about a top 25 program that is playing for something big. I'll be the first to admit it, I don't see the volleyball team winning an NCAA title but if they win on Saturday, they are in the Sweet 16. That is incredible to me.
Mike Jordan's club was 0-4 in the NCAA Tournament lifetime going into Friday's match. They got the monkey off their back though. The team's a winner.
Basketball team is in Denton Saturday night to face North Texas. I know it's early but I think this is a big game for Aggie hoops.
Hear me out on this one. They played well in Long Beach, but lost. They were beaten soundly by Kansas, although we won't say they played that bad in Lawrence. Kansas is Kansas and NMSU made it a game for about 30 minutes or so.
But they stand at 2-3. They're 0-2 on the road trip. A win over the Mean Green will get them back to .500 and give them a 1-2 mark on the trip. That is acceptable to me. 0-3 on the trip though? Not so much. They gotta win one away from their building. They were close against Long Beach, but they still fell short.
The Aggies have shown some spunk to me on the basketball court early in the season. If they win Saturday, I remain optimistic. If they lose, I'll be a little down. It's hard to get a reading on this team out of the gate. Every time they take the court, we learn a little bit more. A win on Saturday would be a positive.