Know The Foe is back again this week for the Rio Grande Rivalry between New Mexico State (1-2) and New Mexico (1-2). This week we have a special guest, Lobo fan and Twitter comrade Andrew Bolte. Andrew (@albolte) howls at the moon 140 characters at a time on Twitter, and is a former contributor at Avoiding the Drop. He also writes the occasional college basketball game recap at The Mid-Majority, even though New Mexico is technically not part of The Mid-Majority. We definitely encourage you to read some of Andrew's recaps from last year's 800 Games Project.
I think we can all agree that the Mike Locksley era was an unmitigated disaster for the Lobo football program. Now that Bob Davie has taken over the program, what has the general feeling been around the program and community?
The general feeling around the program and community is one of measured excitement. Our long national nightmare (okay, regional nightmare) that was the Mike Locksley era is over, and Bob Davie is just enough of a brand name that fans aren't complaining as vociferously as they did when Mike Locksley was hired over more attractive names in 2009.
What's been the general attitude towards Bob Davie as the new head coach? Are fans taking a wait and see approach or have they jumped in with both feet (so to speak)?
Fans are willing to give Bob Davie every opportunity to succeed so long as he doesn't embarrass the community and university with off-field controversies - but New Mexico has normally adopted a wait-and-see approach with football. Over 28,000 fans came out for New Mexico's home opener against Southern - a win against New Mexico State may allow for similar numbers when Boise State comes calling in a week's time. Compared to the end of the Mike Locksley era, though, even 28,000 fans is a remarkable crowd for New Mexico football. Continue Reading This Post >>