Thursday, April 12, 2012

Aggie offense a work in progress

With spring football practices about three weeks old, the New Mexico State Aggies aren’t playing with a full deck on the offensive side of the ball.

On my most recent Aggie football blog post, there was a question pertaining to the running back position, and the truth is that NMSU is still looking for a starter in the backfield.

Junior college transfer Akeelie Mustafa has shown quickness, but must work on hitting the hole faster.

Robert Clay has trimmed down a bit this offseason and looks quicker as well, but he’s sidelined at the moment with an ankle injury.

Brandon Betancourt has looked good with the ball in his hands, but still has to work on his blocking in pass protection.

The team is also expecting two new players to come in during fall camp — junior college transfer Lavoris Powell is one of them, and Germi Morrison, who missed last year with a foot injury, is expected to return for 2012 fall camp.

At quarterback, Andrew Manley is limited right now as he recovers from a torn ACL, and the team continues to search for a backup behind him, whether that be Travaughn Colwell or Andrew McDonald.

And along the offensive line, NMSU is bringing in five new players before the start of fall camp.

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