Bob Davie remains positive despite one tough situation for any coach
Posted by: Pete Roussel on August 2, 2012
We knew from Bob Davie's comments during spring practice that his coaching staff would have an uphill battle as they began the process of rebuilding the New Mexico program.
Today, Davie shared his most specific comments. If you've been in the coaching profession, you'll understand how steep the challenge is for Davie when you read his comments from today's press conference.
Davie said in very positive light, "We have 74 scholarship players, 7 of those players at one time were walk-ons, which is fine. Some people would look at it like you have 67 scholarship players. I don't really see it that way."
"We practice one time a day. We're not going to do 2-a-days. First of all, the NCAA doesn't allow you that many 2-a-days. Second of all, I've always thought it was a little bit overrated to be quite honest. Third of all, I'm always going to do what's best for our situation. I've got enough confidence in having a pretty good plan. Everything is specific to the team you have. One a day practices, the way we are going to practice, is going to be enough."
Davie explained, "We're not in a position really to red-shirt anyone. I don't think that's all bad because everybody has to approach every day like they're going to play. And by the end of the season, that'll probably be a reality."
"(At least) there are some numbers out there. It's remarkable that we got through spring practice with 7 offensive lineman."
New Mexico opens the season against Southern (LA). The Lobos then travel three weeks in a row to Texas, Texas Tech, and New Mexico State.
Here's more from Davie:
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