This week the Aggie football team heads to El Paso to take on the Miners in the Battle of I-10. UTEP is off to an 0-2 start but don't let their record fool you. They might be one of the best 0-2 team s in the country having battled into the fourth quarter against Oklahoma and Ole Miss. We've recruited Anthony Salom from MinerRush.com to answer a few questions about UTEP and find out what Aggie fans can expect from the Miner football team on Saturday..
The Miners are 0-2 to start the season but this might be the best 0-2 Miner team I've ever seen. There's a lot to be said about being in the game in the fourth quarter against a pair of BCS teams. What's the general feeling about this year's team after the first two game?
I'd say that there is a general feeling of disappointment amongst the fan base, for how these two games ended. I would venture to say that some of the players would share that sentiment as well. The team has played extremely well, in stretches, against two very good opponents. They've put themselves in a position, especially against Oklahoma, to potentially knock off a big time BCS opponent. However, mistakes eventually led to the unfavorable outcomes, and that's just something that needs to be corrected. We just simply can't give games away by making mistakes at crucial times.
All that said, this team is exactly where we thought they'd be. No one expected us to beat Oklahoma, and while we felt we'd have a chance against Ole Miss, no one expected us to beat them either. So, we're here at 0-2, and its just time to get things in gear. We've seen some bright spots that we can build on, and we've also got some areas that need improvement. Overall, the defense is playing great, and we've got a stud in Nathan Jeffery. If the offense can put it together, as a whole, we've still got an opportunity to make some noise this season. Continue Reading This Post >>