A few things stood out during the Aggie spring football game.
• Victor Johnson could play a role in this year's Aggie offense.
He's a big running back that can be utilized as a ball carrier and a blocker.
• I'm still concerned about the team's linebackers, who are undersized. They'll need something this year from junior college transfer Alexander LaVoy who will be here in the fall.
In general the defense looked slow off the ball. That's why the perimeter of the defense was hurt on Saturday, because the defense is slow. If the Aggies want to be better this year their defense is going to have to be better and it starts on the front seven.
• I thought the defensive line outplayed the offensive line during the scrimmage but I also think it was an aberration. If the Aggies offensive line stays healthy — a big if — they'll be OK.
• Andrew Manley was up and down at the quarterback position.
He was off on some deep throws and on target on others.
Andrew showed a propensity to run hot and cold last year. He needs to be more hot than cold for the Aggies to be better.
I thought Matt Christian played OK on Saturday.
I still think the Aggies have a nice one-two punch there.
• I think Doug Martin has done a good job implementing his offense considering he's been at NMSU for just over a month. And it's a fun offense.
He has found a home for the certain players as well — i.e. Taveon Rogers and Kenny Turner.
The offensive playbook is basic. Will it expand as the season gets closer?
• Taveon Rogers had a good game and is the team's No. 1 receiver.
He was double teamed last year down the stretch of the season. Manley was looking his way often on Saturday.