In terms of early entries into the 2012 NFL Draft, Aggie running back Kenny Turner is still not one of them — at least as of Jan. 15.
The deadline for early entry passed on midnight Sunday. Here is the list provided by CBSSports.com Rob Rang, who also writes (in paragraph No. 2) that there could be possible changes to this list in the future. There has been no confirmation on Turner's status from New Mexico State at this point.
Turner was a great player for the Aggies a season ago — one of the team's MVPs to be sure — rushing for 1,070 yards on 206 carries (4.9 yards per rush average) while scoring nine rushing touchdowns. He added 46 catches for 514 yards and three TDs in the receiving game.
One of the appeals regarding offensive coordinator candidate Jerry McManus — who appears to be a favorite for the job at this point — is that he worked very closely under Doug Martin at Kent State and at East Carolina. In other words, same system, same terminology, same philosophies.
NMSU's 2011 out of conference schedule is in the books. The team opens at home against Sacramento State on Sept. 1, travels to Ohio Week 2 and then plays UTEP and UNM the following weeks before opening conference play. Auburn is the Aggies money game on Nov. 3 and NMSU hosts BYU Nov. 24.
For the out of conference schedule, click here.
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