Sunday, August 10, 2008

Passcatchers aplenty for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico

With the Eastern New Mexico University football team going to a four-wideout, spread formation on offense, the Greyhounds will be looking long and hard for receivers during preseason drills.

You’d think they would be able to find some. After all, coach Mark Ribaudo says there are currently 23 on hand.

“It needs to be that way,” Ribaudo said Saturday. “Everybody’s in camp because they haven’t run this (specific style) before. Everybody’s in the running.”

A handful of the receivers were around for spring practice, getting a feel of the system. They figure to get lots of competition, though, from the newcomers.

“That’s the way it should be,” said sophomore Jesse Poku, one of the holdovers. “We’re going to put the best four receivers on the field. You never know how good a man is until you push him.

Go to the Portales News Tribune for the rest of the story.

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