Saturday, August 6, 2011

Walker’s son on NMSU roster

Kevan Walker, son of New Mexico State Aggie head football coach DeWayne Walker, is on the NMSU roster.

Kevan Walker, a wide receiver, was a part of the Oregon State program two years ago and Southern Illinois last year. He will not play for the Aggies in 2011.

Another interesting name on the NMSU roster from the first day of fall practice was Courtney Viney, a senior defensive back transfer from UCLA.


I think the Aggies have some depth and talent at running back.

Robert Clay isn’t flashy but he runs hard and plays well.

Kenny Turner is at H-back, but he will still get carries as a do-it-all talent.

Germi Morrison could be a nice player as a junior college transfer and I think Mayfield’s Brandon Betancourt has potential.

At wide receiver, Taveon Rogers made a nice grab on a long pass down the sidelines today and looks to be a No. 1 target.


Wrote a story about defensive tackle Tommy Stuart going down with a right knee injury. He’ll have an MRI on Monday.

It looked serious at the time it happened — he had to be helped off the ground and carted off the field. Stuart said after practice that he was fine, though, and he was walking and putting weight on the leg. Stuart injured the same knee at the midway point of last year, an injury which sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

The Aggies are already down two lineman and really need Stuart to recover. They just can’t afford to lose players on a defensive line that simply needs to play better in 2011.

These losses might not show early in the season, but as the schedule goes along players will wear down and injuries will happen.

Simply put, players are going to have to step up across the board and stay healthy, a tough task in a long and physical season.


Anonymous said...

So is this UCLA transffer going to play this year or does he have to sit out?

Kenny Turner arrived with a lot of hype but, he was not in FB shape at all. I hope he finally shows up and makes a difference.

Anonymous said...

After reading your volleyball article it's obvious just write what Jordan tells you to write.

After watching video of both Hawaii and NMS opening practice day what really pops out is that they talk Final Four as they do every year the Aggies talk about hoping they can win the WAC and make it to the dance.

You never mentioned that the Aggie had 6 players leave and 3 would could have been big contributors.

According to the NMS SID via a conversation with a Honolulu reporter she reports on her blog that Amanda Tonga transferred to a D II school . Ellen Miks and Rocio Gutierrez who was on the All WAC Freshman Team got into some kind of trouble that the SID couldn't talk about.

I disagree with your take that the Aggies will be very good this year based on what they lost and their recruiting class.I will be really surprised if they finish 2nd in the WAC and go to the dance. Their schedule is very weak with the exception of a few teams and their RPI could be a big factor as it was last year.

Anonymous said...

jordan should have got out of nmsu a few years ago when he had a couple opportunities. he will be kicking himself for being lazy and not wanting to build another program when his program starts falling off and that idiot AD turns on him too. it will happen.