Around the Web in 7 Days: News on New Mexico State


Although the loss to North Dakota State in the season opener might say otherwise, this week’s matchup with winless New Mexico State could be just what the Kansas University football team needs to cure its ails.

The Jayhawks may have limped into the 2010 season but all signs seem to indicate that they should have the upper hand in this one. NMSU is coming off of back-to-back blowout losses, is still searching for chemistry on both sides of the ball and is functioning with a head coach in just his second year in town and a quarterback starting for the first time.

While those factors seem to indicate that the Aggies are down, nothing does so as clearly as the program’s continued inclusion in’s “Bottom Ten.”

There’s not a ton of national news on the Aggies right now outside of that, and the Albuquerque newspaper’s web site is a pay site that most of you probably wouldn’t sign up for anyway.

So this week’s version of Around the Web in 7 Days features a couple of quirky national stories followed by a heavy dose of info from the Las Cruces Sun-News, which covers the Aggies as well as anyone.

Week 4: Kansas Jayhawks (1-2) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (0-2):

First, the national news:

NMSU checks in at No. 4 on this week’s Lynyrd Skynyrd-themed version of’s Bottom Ten.

Here’s an interesting article from The Associated Press about NMSU coach DeWayne Walker’s decision to ban his team from using Twitter during the 2010 season. I think this gives you a good look into the kind of person and coach Walker is.

Now, the goods from the beat writer who knows more than anyone about the Aggies:

Here’s a nice feature on NMSU quarterback Matt Christian from Teddy Feinberg, of the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Feinberg, of the Las Cruces Sun-News says that Aggies fans should expect more from the NMSU running game in the near future.

A look back at last week’s loss to UTEP from The Las Cruces Sun-News.

And finally, here's a look back at the Aggies' season-opening loss to San Diego State.


exiledhawkfan 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh, so Ga Tech is a worse team than us? Negative moron...

hailtoku 11 years, 1 month ago

I have a question.

What are the pro-Gill fans going to do if we lose? So far the anti-Gill people haven't had to doubt their stance with him this year...

I'm just curious how many games we have to lose against inferior opponents for those Gill fans to jump ship and cross to the side that's right. The side that wants a better football program... not the same ol' KU.

Carolyn Troupe 11 years, 1 month ago

If you are paying thousands of dollars to support the football team, then you have a right to comment. If you are paying you cable bill to watch a game, you need to shut up. KU has had some good teams over the years, but we are not consistently good. We should be happy when we have the opportunity to do well or better, and not look to run down a program that has never been up that much. Criticizing the BBall loss to NDSU in the NCAAs makes sense considering our standing in the sport. Our football team doesn't deserve that.

hailtoku 11 years, 1 month ago

First of all, I have to pay thousands of dollars in order to criticism our team? I'm sorry, I was unaware of that. Please let me know who to make the check out to.

Secondly, that is the problem right there with our football program... people like you. Why hold our football team to a lower standard than our basketball team? Why, why, why, year after year, do you tolerate sub-par football seasons?

Our football team holds the fate of the entire university in its hands. I don't think that is something to say, "well they're never really good so why criticize them?" Changes are going to happen soon. Changes that are based on our football program and its success. Unless our program takes an immediate 180 and people start demanding wins from our coaches, we will be left in a non-BCS conference (i.e WAC, Mountain West).

The bottom line of why I'm so against Gill is that we don't have time for this rebuilding crap. Especially when we've heard that story before only to fire our coach a couple years later. Wins have to come THIS SEASON. Not in 3 years, not in 5 years... now. Otherwise, we'll be making rivalries with UNLV and Wyoming... and I'll be the guy saying, "I told you so" when you try to use our basketball team as a reasoning for a BCS conference to take us.

Phil Perry 11 years, 1 month ago

So maybe you should define what you consider success for KU football.

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