Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Aggie notes

DeWayne Walker said on Wednesday that wide receiver Todd Lee should be back in the starting lineup since injuring his shoulder last week. Lee missed the UNM game. He leads the team with 13 catches.

Also, left tackle David Norman is expected to return to full health after suffering a sprained knee. Norman hasn't played the last two weekends.

Speaking of the offensive line, the unit has performed fairly well this season. The group is undersized and the Aggies have been a one-dimensional offense for much of the year, leaning primarily on the running game. Still, the line's been able to move the pile.

"The guys have played hard and I'm happy about that," coach Jason Lenzmeier said. "We still have a lot of work in front of us if we want to keep progressing."

More from Lenzmeier: Last week, Lenzmeier faced his former team, the New Mexico Lobos.

This week, he'll face his former boss, as former Lobo head coach Rocky Long is the defensive coordinator for San Diego State.

Lenzmeier, who coached the UNM offensive line and now does the same with the Aggies, used to also play under Long and said there remains connection between him and his former coach.

"He did a lot for me," Lenzmeier said. "He gave me a scholarship, he gave me a job as a division-one offensive line coach, he called (New Mexico State) when there was an opening down here. Sure, it definitely means something."

Lenzmeier said he hasn't spoken with Long since the O-line coach has moved to Las Cruces.

"I'm sure we'll talk before (Saturday's) game," Lenzmeier said.

One thing's for certain. The Aztecs will likely bring a tenacious defense to the field come Saturday. That's just Long's style.

"In my mind, he's a defensive genius," Lenzmeier said. "He's always done a great job. He's always had a top-notch defense and his kids will forever play hard, very hard. He's a great coach."

House vs. Brown: Aztec wide receiver Vincent Brown, a junior, has six consecutive 100-yard receiving performances. Davon House is the Aggies' No. 1 corner. It should be a fun matchup to watch on Saturday.

"It feels good to go against the best," House said. "It tests me. The better man will win."

House, from Palmdale, Calif, said there will be over 40 family members in attendance for Saturday's game in San Diego.

"A lot of House jerseys," the cornerback said.

Kawika Shook: The defensive end shifted over to defensive tackle early in the year. He continues to make the adjustment to a new position.

"I'll play wherever they need me," Shook said. "If it's at end, if it's at tackle, I'll do my job. I'm not the biggest. Coach Jesse (Williams) has been teaching me to use my hands better. For me, it's technique over size."

DeWayne Walker: The coach spoke about his first season as head coach of the Aggies, through four weeks.

"You want to win now, that's the thing," Walker said. "I'm not on some five-year plan where the first three years we're not worried about winning. That's not it at all. There's no cushion. And that's what I'm focused on. Making sure our group is mentally ready to go and that the focus is on winning."


Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

I hope Coach Walker is keeping close watch of the goings-on up in Albuquerque. No more driving down Lohman in the wrong lane...

Boss Hog said...


Why so few posts lately?? It just shows how negative fans can be. After losses there are a good number of posts that are critical of Coach Walker and the players.

After one of the biggest wins in recent NMSU football history what do we get on this blog...cue the crickets..........Come on people, a football season is full of ups and downs. Enjoy the ride and support your team. GO AGGIES!!!

NMSU Phantom said...

Boss Hog-- did you read the blog from Sunday! Their was some good blogging!
As for this week, I hope the offense improves especially with Walls! I saw the offense move throught the air and I must say I liked the more balanced attack!

It will be sweet if the Aggies can get this one! I am pretty sure Walker would like it too since he was a finalist for that job!

NMSU Phantom said...

Anonymous October 1, 2009 7:15 AM

That was months ago. Let it go! That stretch of Lohman is so confusing. That happened to me to the first time I was up there while attending State! And no I was not buzzed!

Anonymous said...

A win over San Diego State would make two in a row against the Mountain West-do that,and you may be looking at the suprise team in the WAC this year.

Anonymous said...

Aggies make it two in a row!
NMSU 24, SDSU 20.


andgar said...

Do you have any idea who the starting quarterback is going to be this weekend?
GO AGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Walker will be walking the straight and narrow from now on. The Lohman thing was his first and second strike.

It's nice that all the negative publicity is up north. Let's keep it that way.

Pistol Pedro said...

7:15--Let it go already. This coaching staff has been very positive, and they need the same from fans. You could tell that they are working their butts off, as are the players.

Get on the ABQ Journal blogs and hammer the lobo program. I would love to see that program in the dumps for a few years.


Teddy said...

Fleming gets the starting nod against San Diego State.

Expect both QBs to get time.

Anonymous said...

The kid can't hit the side of a barn!
Let's hope the benching woke him up.

Anonymous said...


WALLS 83.7


I guess you would say the same thing no matter who started.

Anonymous said...

Word spreads quickly in the small town of Waverly, Ohio. Apparently, there was no QB competition this week in Las Cruces. Flemming is the "hot" QB. This should make Coach Rosey happy.Talk about fair. Where was Walls against Idaho and PV, Teddy? Tim Rosenbach is better known is this town than Coach Tressel. I have nothing against Jeff Flemming. Hopefully, after Trevor arrives in Columbus later this month, he will led home by his followers.

Anonymous said...

Coach Tressel on Ohio fans

Quote "They have to be the most unhappy people in the world".