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RE: NMST football in shambles.
NMSU was a good member of the Sun Belt Conference, just way outside of the footprint. Many of us really hated to see them leave, especially schools that were on the western edge of the conference. Back then, they played competitively. Having said that, they are enduring a perfect storm of problems at this time. Being a FBS independent is a huge recruiting problem because players want to play for a guarantee bowl bid and conference title. Being independent almost killed the Ragin Cajun program in the 80s and early 90s, so I can feel their pain on that one. Covid19 and the weird schedule this year has not been kind to them either. I understand there is not a huge recruiting pool of talent in New Mexico either. Recruiting West Texas is also a difficult chore with all of the FBS and FCS schools in Texas that are affiliated with a conference. In the past few years, they have had tp play way too many "rent a win" bloodbath games because of the financial mess the athletic department is in. Considering all of that, it is no surprise they are having difficulty beating anyone. I hope they can find a conference home for their football soon and can get back to being competitive. I think they will right the ship and I hope they do.
02-25-2021 10:52 AM
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RE: NMST football in shambles.
(02-25-2021 10:38 AM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  
(02-25-2021 10:08 AM)panama Wrote:  
(02-21-2021 08:56 PM)Cajuns1252 Wrote:  An FCS WAC may do NMST football some good after they lost 43-17 to Tarleton state tonight
That area of the country is in COVID shambles. I wouldn't put too much meaning on 2020-21 results in athletics.

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I'd be very curious to see how many scholarship players NMSU has for this spring "season". I'd bet the under on 50
Agreed. With the crazy offseaon schedule in the spring, Seniors graduating in weeks if not already plus El Paso Metro's COVID issues there is no telling how many actual scholarship players are available for what many may consider a throwaway spring season. These amount to scrimmages at this point.

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RE: NMST football in shambles.
(02-22-2021 03:43 PM)HerdZoned Wrote:  
(02-22-2021 03:34 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  Is NMSU able to practice. From what I've read there are rules effecting their ability to even conduct practices within the state.

They are practicing and playing in the Sun Bowl. UTEP is charging them 5K per practice and 10K per game played there, which seems like a pretty good deal.

5K per practice? That's highway robbery
02-25-2021 02:46 PM
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(02-25-2021 02:46 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  
(02-22-2021 03:43 PM)HerdZoned Wrote:  
(02-22-2021 03:34 PM)ericsaid Wrote:  Is NMSU able to practice. From what I've read there are rules effecting their ability to even conduct practices within the state.

They are practicing and playing in the Sun Bowl. UTEP is charging them 5K per practice and 10K per game played there, which seems like a pretty good deal.

5K per practice? That's highway robbery

When I was in high school my school payed like 1k for us to practice on a larger schools turf field so we could get a feel for it before a playoff game. The school district I work for now payed like 20k to use McLane stadium for a playoff game this year. It's crazy.
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