Thursday, September 3, 2009

Notes: Marcus Anderson, scheduling, team captains

NMSU coach DeWayne Walker said that Marcus Anderson will be a game-time decision when the Aggies play the University of Idaho on Saturday.

Anderson tweaked his knee during Wednesday's practice and will be held out of action leading up to the game. He will be evaluated again at that time.

Scheduling: NMSU Athletics Director McKinley Boston said that NMSU has locked up two away games at the University of Minnesota for the 2011 and 2013 seasons. NMSU will receiver $800,000 for each game.

The Aggies are also in discussions with Auburn and Texas for possible away games. The Auburn discussions are farther along than the ones with UT.

Team captains: Captains for Saturday's game will be middle linebacker Jason Scott, defensive tackle E.J. Cannon, wide receiver Todd Lee and offensive tackle David Norman.

The Aggie coaching staff will choose captains this year and the honors will be dictated on a week-by-week basis.


Anonymous said...

You marked David Norman twice. Do you know if the Minnesota game going to be a 2 for 1 deal with them coming to Las Cruces for a game.

Teddy said...

Minnesota will not be coming to Las Cruces.

Anonymous said...

Hmm that was stupid than to agree to two away games against the same team.

Anonymous said...

I'll give you 1.6 million reasons why it wasn't that stupid.

Anonymous said...

That's too bad about the 2 for 1 deal.

It be nice to get a premier team down here.
I hate utep but they brought TTech, Texas, and Kansas the past few years and you have to give them kudos for it.

Maybe coach Walker can use his connections and get a 2 for 1 with UCLA, USC, etc.?

Anonymous said...

Agree wholeheartedly with anonymous above about 1.6 million reasons for 2011 and 2013 games at Minnesota not being stupid. While a 2 for 1 deal would be nice, it would cut back dramatically on the $1.6 million made by playing twice in Minnesota. Unfortunately, Aggie football is presently such that it cannot pass on the deal Boston has apparently negotiated with his old school. I give him credit for being a realist.