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ASUNM sets sights on housing early by Ruben Hamming-Green

ASUNM’s first meeting of the school year commenced Wednesday evening, with senators tackling subjects including printing costs and new student housing. Kim Murphy, director of Real Estate, discussed new student housing projects on main campus. Murphy said graduate students are working on designing the new residence halls, and it’s possible an older residence hall will be torn down, though he didn’t specify which one. ASUNM President Lazaro “Laz” Cardenas said student input is needed to help come to a decision on the building plans, the construction location and additional parking lots. “These residence halls are going to be here when we’re old,” Cardenas said. “This is something that’s going to have huge impact for decades to come.” Besides new housing, UNM students might begin seeing New York Times paper stands pop up, with free daily newspapers for students. Tod Halvorsen, an education manager for the New York Times, pitched the idea to the undergraduate student government. He said his plan would cost the University 50 cents per paper, and he offered a pilot program that would provide the newspaper on campus free of charge for four weeks. “The New York Times really energizes the room,” Halvorsen said. “It provides a living textbook.” If picked up by ASUNM, the program would also provide recycling bins next to every newsstand, Halvorsen said, and a student intern would be hired to distribute the papers on campus. Joseph Colbert, vice president of ASUNM, said that if ASUNM runs with it, the cost would probably come to about $5,000 a year and would be funded with student fees. “I think it’s a really good program,” he said. “I want to have the pilot program ran because it’s free.” The printing limit installed last spring was another issue discussed at Wednesday’s meeting. Jaymie Roybal, ASUNM attorney general, said ASUNM passed an emergency resolution Saturday calling for an increase in the amount of free printing students are given to all transfer unused printing credit from semester to semester, and for faculty to reduce the amount students have to print. The resolution was tabled in the Faculty Senate. “We are advocating for some professors to not require as much printing of their students and make documents like your syllabus available in more electronic forms,” Roybal said. “We’ve had a lot of student input and a lot of students expressing their concern about the printing.”

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Junfu Han / Daily Lobo Joseph Alderete, firefighter, emerges from a smoked-out Quarters BBQ. According to fire commander, Kerry Horton, the fire’s cause is unknown but started in the garage attached to the restaurant. All the patrons were evacuated safely, and the fire was extinguished without injury, he said.

Faculty copes after Logan flood by Chelsea Erven

Faculty members in the Psychology Department housed in Logan Hall have started the semester with a shortage of offices, labs, computers and furniture, in the aftermath of the Aug. 8 flood that left 35 rooms unusable. Trish Aragon-Mascarenas, a Psychology Department administrator, said other faculty members have offered space to those who lost offices while construction is ongoing. “It’s definitely been really difficult starting the semester while trying to accommodate all the faculty whose offices were affected,” she said. “Most of the faculty without an office are using their lab space as an office, but some who lost both their office space and their lab space are sharing an office space with other faculty members.” The good news is that the faculty offices are scheduled to be completed by the end of this week, AragonMascarenas said, and the basement and second floor are expected to be finished by end of this month. Tom Ruiz, office manager for Nova Construction Inc., said major repairs have already been completed and workers are finishing cosmetic upkeep. “The asbestos was taken care of, and we’ve already done the drywall, ceiling tiles and lights,” he said. “All we have left to do is some painting and work on the flooring. We should

“We really don’t know how much be 95 percent done by the end of total inconvenience,” she said. “Figthe week, and the last bit of paint- uring all this out has been more information we lost,” she said. “The ing should be done in about two work added to the duties that we al- clean-up crew took everything away ready have.” so quickly. We didn’t really have a weeks.” Aragon-Mascarenas said fac- chance to figure things out. We just Aragon-Mascarenas said faculty members don’t know when offices ulty members are more concerned hope the problem is fixed and we about the loss of computers and re- don’t have to deal with something will be fully refurnished. like this again.” “The insurance claim is going search that is on those computers. to take anywhere from four to six WTF? weeks to go through, so at this point we’re being told that the Department is going to have to purchase everything ourselves, out of our operating money, and then be reimbursed,” she said. Mike Tuttle, UNM’s Safety and Risk Services manager, said the insurance claim process could take as long as two months. “It’s a very long, complicated process,” he said. “UNM is insured by the state up to $500,000, and anything beyond that goes to various private carriers. Right now, we have an insurance adjuster working with the Psychology Department and the contractors doing the repairs to account for the damage, and nothing is really going to happen until we get the total amount agreed upon with the adjuster.” Tuttle said damage costs are confidential and the state will not release the numbers. “All I can say is that it was a very expensive clean-up process, and it is going to cost a substantial amount of money,” he said. But Aragon-Mascarenas said the Psychology Department is not worKerr Adams / Daily Lobo ried about the cost. A Wake advertisement hangs outside the north side of the SUB on Thursday. The First Family FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 “It’s not really the money so sponsors Wake, which is for college-aged Christians. Los Angeles Daily Crossword Puzzle much for us, but that it’s been aTimesChurch Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

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Daily Lobo asks you: “It’s going to be a tough year; the schedule is tough. There are good teams like Oregon and Texas Tech. I think it’s going to be a Ryan Myers rebuilding year Sophomore again, trying Mechanical to understand Engineering the new coach, trying to understand his system and try to fit into his system.�

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How do you think the Lobo football team will do this season?

“After how everything went last year, I think they’re more concerned. I think they have a great coach and they will do a lot better. I think they’ll win four or five games this year.�

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“Better than last year.They made mistakes and I think he’s still learning to better handle his situation with the players. As the coach goes, the team will start to go. Miso Choi Last season he was Freshman kind of a hooligan, Latin American but this semester he Studies seems to be dealing with his players better and his staff especially. It doesn’t get worse than what I’ve seen.�

“Seven times they are going to win.�

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Federal government sues Arizona sheriff by Amanda Lee Myers and Paul Davenport Associated Press PHOENIX — The Justice Department sued the nation’s selfproclaimed “toughest sheriff� on Thursday, calling Joe Arpaio’s defiance of an investigation into his office’s alleged discrimination against Hispanics “unprecedented.� It’s the first time in decades a lawman has refused to cooperate in one of the agency’s probes, the department said. The Arizona sheriff had been given until Aug. 17 to hand over documents the federal

government first asked for 15 months ago, when it started investigating alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and jail policies that discriminate against people with limited English skills. Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the department’s civil rights division, said it’s unfortunate the department had to sue to get the documents, which neither the agency nor Arpaio would describe. But Arpaio called the lawsuit “a ruse� and said the federal government is just trying to score a win against the state, which has found itself at the center of the nation’s argument over illegal immigration since passing a law that mirrors many of the policies Arpaio has put into place in the greater Phoenix

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area. “I think they know we have not been racial profiling, so what’s the next step — camouflage the situation, go the courts, and make it look like I’m not cooperating,� Arpaio said Thursday. Arpaio said he provided “hundreds of thousands� of reports but hasn’t turned over others because the department’s request was too broad. Kevin Ryan, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California and a law professor at the University of San Francisco, said he thought the department’s characterization of Arpaio’s behavior as unprecedented was overstating it. He said the contentious relationship between the sheriff and the Assistant Culture Editor Andrew Beale Sports Editor Ryan Tomari Copy Chief Elizabeth Cleary Opinion Editor Jenny Gignac Multimedia Editor Kyle Morgan Design Director Nathan New

department is no secret. “You really can’t hold it against the sheriff and assume he’s guilty because he’s not rolling over for the Justice Department,� he said. Arpaio believes the department’s inquiry is focused on his immigration sweeps, patrols where deputies flood an area of a city — in some cases heavily Latino areas — to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders. Critics say the deputies pull people over for minor traffic infractions because of the color of their skin so they can ask them for their proof of citizenship. The lawsuit says Arpaio’s office signed agreements promising to cooperate with civil-rights investigations and other reviews when it

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accepted federal law enforcement grants. Last year, the nearly $113 million that the county government received from the federal government accounted for about 5 percent of the county’s $2 billion budget. The lawsuit listed $16.5 million of funding provided Arpaio’s office through several programs. Thursday’s lawsuit is the latest action in a slew against Arizona by the federal government. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped Arpaio’s office of its special powers to enforce federal immigration laws, and in May, the Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent Arizona from enforcing its employer sanctions law.






Pipe bombs, drugs found in nearby house RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho police briefly evacuated nearly a dozen apartments after finding two pipe bombs inside one apartment.

Big shots in music world will soon travel to Burque SANTA FE— New Mexico’s annual Music in Film Summit will take place later this month at the Lensic Theatre in Santa Fe. Gov. Bill Richardson made the announcement Wednesday. He says the Sept. 24 event will be an opportunity for the state’s musicians to learn about the music in film business from industry leaders, including those who have worked on

major motion picture soundtracks such as “Avatar,” ‘’Walk the Line” and “Moulin Rouge.” The Recording Academy’s west regional director, Lizzy Moore, and Paramount Pictures’ president of music, Randy Spendlove, will be among the summit’s panelists.

New Mexico to increase emphasis on solar power SANTA FE — A revised plan for adding more renewable energy to the portfolio of New Mexico’s largest electric utility has been approved by state regulators. The Public Regulation Commission on Tuesday approved and modified portions of PNM’s renewable energy procurement plan, which calls for the addition of 22 megawatts of solar-generated power through various projects around New Mexico. PNM says construction on the solar facilities is expected to be complete by the end of next year. PNM, environmentalists and members of the renewable energy industry had first proposed adding 45 megawatts of utility-scale solar facilities. That was scaled back after a hearing examiner recommended the commission reject it. Regulators also approved changes to PNM’s residential and business solar incentive program.

NM pension chief resigns by Barry Massey Associated Press

SANTA FE, — The chairman of New Mexico’s educational pension fund has resigned after it was disclosed he borrowed $350,000 from a man whose son shared in millions of dollars in finder’s fees from investments by the fund and another state agency. Bruce Malott’s resignation from the Educational Retirement Board was reported Thursday by the Albuquerque Journal. The newspaper said he stepped down after an interview concerning the loan and after informing Gov. Bill Richardson of the matter. Malott, an Albuquerque accountant, borrowed the money in August 2006 from Anthony Correra, a political supporter of Richardson, to pay federal and state taxes owed because of a tax shelter dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Malott said he has been making monthly payments on the five-year loan with interest. Malott told the newspaper that at the time of the loan, he was unaware that Correra’s son, Marc

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Correra, had been receiving fees for helping money management firms win investments from the pension fund and the State Investment Council, which oversees state endowment funds. Marc Correra shared in nearly $22 million in fees as a third-party placement agent, according to records of the state investment agencies, and his lawyer has said there was no wrongdoing. Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Richardson, said Thursday that “the governor was not aware of the loan and he has accepted Mr. Malott’s resignation.” Malott was initially appointed to the pension fund’s governing board by former Gov. Gary Johnson, a Republican, and he was reappointed by Richardson, a Democrat. Malott and his accounting firm had served as treasurer of Richardson campaign committees. Malott submitted a terse resignation letter to the governor, saying he was stepping down immediately and he enjoyed being a board member for the past 11 years and appreciated the opportunity to have served during Richardson’s administration. Malott did not immediately return a telephone call from The

Associated Press seeking comment. He told the newspaper he resigned because he was weary of the attention and controversy generated by a federal investigation into state investment deals. Anthony Correra served as a director of a nonprofit foundation that Richardson formed to do voter registration ahead of the 2004 presidential election. He also is a close friend of former state investment officer Gary Bland, who was appointed by Richardson but resigned last year amid a federal grand jury and Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into state investments. The elder Correra served on a committee that recommended Bland for the investment officer position after Richardson was elected in 2002. Anthony Correra and his investment management firm contributed $27,800 to Richardson’s 2002 campaign for governor.






WRC Film: Covergirl Culture Starts at: 12:00PM Location: UNM Women’s Resource Center 1160 Mesa Vista Hall The film addresses issues like today’s increasingly invasive media, heightened advertising to tweens, the sexualization of girls, and consumer culture’s disempowerment of young women. ASE General Meeting Starts at: 12:00PM Location: Room 1065, Lower SUB level The Associated Students for Empowerment will hold its first general meeting this Friday

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“Advances in Asymmetric Allylation” Lecture by Dr. Gregory Cook Starts at: 3:00PM Location: Clark Hall, Room 101 Part of the Chemistry Departments Friday Seminar Series. A description of the lecture by Dr. Cook.



Football: New Mexico @ Oregon Starts at: 1:30pm Location: Oregon The New Mexico Lobos open up the season against the Washington Ducks.


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SANTA FE— Sixteen watershed restoration and land conservation projects around the state will share nearly $5 million from the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The projects were selected from recommendations by two review panels made up of agency staff and other stakeholders. In all, the panels reviewed more than 30 eligible proposals and applications that requested nearly $12 million. The head of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Jim Noel, says he hopes that through future funding of the Natural Heritage Conservation Act more projects can be funded. Seven of the projects are directed at protecting ecological, scenic, agricultural and cultural values on about 12,500 acres. The other nine projects are directed at restoring degraded watersheds and miles of riparian systems.

Police spokesman John Francis says officers executing a search warrant on the apartment early Thursday found what he terms a significant amount of marijuana and cocaine in addition to cash and guns. Francis says officers also found pipe bombs, and evacuated the apartment and 10 others in the same building. Rio Rancho police called in a bomb squad from the Albuquerque Police Department. Francis says those officers removed the pipe bombs. He says 20-year-old Greg Gonzales was booked into the Sandoval County jail on charges of extortion and drug possession as well as charges of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor because a 17-year-old was in the apartment.


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From the web In his column, “More parking lots undermine goal of climate neutrality,” Danny Hernandez outlines UNM’s counterproductive dependence on automobiles and parking structures. Online readers responded: by ‘Casey’ Posted Thursday “Anyone who claims that UNM does not need more parking structures clearly has their head shoved way up their ass. When I was an undergrad, I had no problem walking to school and never had to deal with any parking issues. When I became a graduate student that all changed, however. Now I have to drive across town (from work) to get to campus, and I, as well as many others, depend on finding a parking spot in the visitor parking garage so we can get to class in a timely manner. Sometimes this is a nightmare due to the congestion. Cars are not going away anytime soon, so the best thing UNM can do right now is to accommodate it, unless they don’t want any working students or students that don’t live on/near campus.” by ‘Staff’ Posted Thursday “Public transportation in this city is a cruel joke. I rode the bus for years — until they changed the routes. Now I would have to take three different busses and lose over 1.5 hours each way to get here. Even with the free bus pass, it isn’t worth the hassle and lost time.” by ‘Dan Schultz’ Posted Thursday “As Mr. Hernandez wrote, how you define the problem defines the solution. If the starting viewpoint is ‘We have too many cars and cars are bad,’ it’s a pretty short race to the conclusion (even if it’s a foot race.) Mr. Hernandez appears to advocate that we succumb to yet another social-engineering ‘nudge,’ and forsake our choices. That so many in the UNM community choose to drive indicates that such an accommodation would be distasteful to many or most. Given a choice between stacking cars in a deck, and stacking humans in a Manhattanstyle hive, I would stack cars. Is it truly desirable to model Albuquerque after NYC, Philly or Boston?”

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An uninformed vote is a waste Sima Greenfield

Daily Lobo Guest Columnist This November there will be a special election for New Mexico. It will be the first time our state will elect a female governor. However, with all the excitement and anticipation, it is important to not ignore the issues. Every election is serious and every vote must be educated. These two women vary on issues, and their approaches toward similar goals are completely different. An uneducated vote is a wasted vote. I believe that you shouldn’t vote because the candidate is of a certain party, race or gender. You should vote because you believe a candidate’s ideas seem like valid routes towards a better future. I hope that you find this chart outlining both candidates’ key points helpful in your decision to vote. Each vote counts towards the future. A ballot is the only way the common person can be represented in the government. Do not silence yourself.

In my opinion, both candidates are educated and strong women with stances on the issues facing New Mexicans. However, they vary a lot on their approaches to issues. Susana Martinez has a comprehensive education plan, which Diane Denish is lacking. She neglects to touch on how she will assist in the 13 years between pre-school and graduation, though I do applaud her pre-kindergarten effort and support of graduation initiatives. Both candidates’ plans for economic growth are similar: increase jobs, fund small businesses and cut government spending. Denish does have more plans to increase employment, like encouraging the local agricultural community. Martinez promises to not raise taxes. When it comes to healthcare, both prioritize children’s health care and want to make it easier for employers to provide health insurance for employees. Denish overlooks people who buy health insurance and the desires for more healthcare options, while Martinez


To earn your two cents, visit and takes a strong stance on giving incentives and options. Martinez also seeks to protect doctors, and Denish does not. Both take a hard stance on crime. Denish has innovative ideas for increasing arrest rates, though I support Martinez’s saying she will take on violent criminals and drunk drivers. When it comes to border issues, Martinez’s ideas to make it easier to identify illegal immigrants and discourage illegal immigrants are simple and save money. Denish will increase security, but at great financial cost. I put my two cents in. What is your two cents? No one will know unless you vote.

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Rivalry between BYU, Lobos brings back fond memories Editor, Nearly 40 years ago at University Stadium, a quarterback named Rocky Long, who would be the WAC Player of the Year, led the Lobos to a 51-8 rout of BYU. The Lobos, playing out of the “wishbone,” marched up and down the field at will. BYU, playing out of shotgun formation on every play, could do nothing right. The greatest BYU memory for me, however, occurred 30 years ago on a Saturday evening back in 1980 on Labor Day Weekend. BYU, picked to win the conference, came in

with Jim McMahon at quarterback. Joe Morrison had just taken over as head coach at New Mexico and hired a defensive coordinator named Joe Lee Dunn. The Lobos came out blitzing on every play. BYU had never seen such a defense and didn’t have a clue as to how to adjust to it. McMahon was sacked about a dozen times. There were Lobos coming straight at him, from behind and from the side. It might have been one, three or seven Lobos taking him down. UNM won the game and Lobo fans, as shocked as BYU, stormed the field. McMahon could barely get himself to the locker room. BYU also produced one of the most despised players to ever take the floor at the Pit. Danny Ainge was in the ear of the officials from the time he got off the bus. Unfor-

tunately for Ainge, a full house of students in sections 19, 20 and 21 were on him from the time he took the court. From well before Ainge to last year’s Steve Alford/Tavernari’s “what are you going to do about it?” run-in, the Lobos celebrated a conference title in the Marriott Center. It’s been quite a 60-year run. In a few months, the two teams will meet for possibly the final time in Albuquerque. Lobo fans will have the opportunity to thank BYU for its service and wish them well in its future endeavors. That should be quite a night. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. John O’Mara Community member


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Quarterback from page 8 content with either candidate taking home the job. “Darron’s a good dude,” wide receiver Daryle Hawkins said. “I’ve caught passes from both of them, and I can honestly say that no matter who they picked, it was going to be a great decision. I have confidence in both of them, so I don’t think it really mattered who was out there.” Thomas looks to be a perfect candidate to run the complex zone-read offense that Kelly has nearly perfected over the years. Coming out of high school in Houston, Texas, Thomas was one of the highest ranked quarterbacks in the

country after an All-American senior season. He completed nearly 60 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,576 yards and 11 scores, while rushing for another 900 yards on the ground. But Thomas said he understands the work is just beginning. “I just came out trying to show my leadership and that I can do it,” he said. “That’s what the coaches wanted to see and so I gave it to them. It’s just the beginning. I haven’t did nothing yet. This is just one fall camp. Now it’s on to games and leading the team through games.”

Loyalty from page 8 opponents out. But not everyone is as patient as Locksley. Wide receiver Chris Hernandez said there is no column for moral victories — only wins and losses. “If we don’t go to a bowl this season, or if we don’t have a winning season, I view that as a failure,” Hernandez said. “That’s just personally. I can’t speak for everybody. I really expect a lot from this team. For us not to make the giant strides that we expect, I think would be a failure.” Defensive end Jaymar Latchison wasn’t as much of an absolutist. “Everybody talks about what

happened last year, and everybody talks about how good they are, so, really, we’re in a no-pressure situation,” he said. Speak for yourself, Jaymar. Might I add, respectfully, that Locksley, according to Sports Illustrated, is the national coach on the hot seat. Not only that, but the Lobos are, “All In,” according to their motto. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t that mean the Lobos either double up or walk away from the table empty-handed? So, then, there’s a lot on the line. Not that it bothers Latchison. “Somebody’s coming at me say-

ing, ‘Oh, you got Oregon.’ No, Oregon has us,” Latchison said at a Lobo spring practice. “You better get it straight. It’s not like we’re going to be some pushovers.” Not being pushovers, like they were last year, will fill the pews at University Stadium, as will doing the “things that lead to winning — how our players prepare, how they execute in practice, the effort they give in practice and in games and then the discipline it takes to win,” Locksley said. Suffice it to say, if Locksley can unite Lobo parishioners, this year’s season will be a success.


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Kasey Carrier, seen here dodging a Colorado State defender in a 29-27 win Nov. 21, 2009, will be part of a rushing attack for the 2010 UNM football season. The Lobos take on Oregon on Saturday.

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A quacking and howling symphony by Ryan Tomari

The 2009 record says it all: 1-11. And how can you forget about the off-the-field incidents? Well fans, students and faculty haven’t forgotten, but for UNM head football coach Mike Locksley and the UNM football team, the past is the past. Except the present is even more daunting. The Lobos will travel to Eugene, Ore., to face No. 11 Oregon, the reigning Pac10 champions. “We realize that we have a tough challenge ahead,” Locksley said. “I love a challenge, and my team loves a challenge. Oregon is a proven winner.” At his disposal, Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly said at a teleconference he has a swarming yellow-and-green defense, and he said his team is ready to get pads popping. The

Ducks have been idle since beating Big Ten Champion Ohio State in the Rose Bowl 26-17 on Jan. 1. “Our players are chomping at the bit, and they are getting sick of hitting at each other,” Kelly said. The Oregon offense was eighth overall in scoring points in the nation last year and sixth overall in total rushing yards, averaging 231.7 yards per game. On the defensive side of things for UNM in 2009, not good. UNM was ranked No. 100 in total defense last year giving up an average of 418.7 yards per game. In an enduring theme, the Lobos’ schedule is peppered with proven winners: After Oregon, UNM has Texas Tech and then Mountain West Conference foe Utah Utes, who is No. 24 USA Today’s poll. The middle of the schedule seems to be slightly easier for UNM after the first three games, with games against UNLV, UTEP and New Mexico State (Oct. 9).

Before the brutal three game stretch at the end of the season, Rocky Long will return to his old stomping grounds in Albuquerque, but this time as San Diego State’s defensive coordinator Oct. 23. Offensive lineman Byron Bell said the Lobos plan to succeed this year, but part of that starts with the fundamentals. “We are going to take what the defense gives us,” he said. “We were in a new system, and we had to come out running the football more, and this year we are going to open it wide. But it starts up front on the offensive line and the defensive line, but if we perform up front we will win a lot of football games.” Hopefully, Locksley said, everything the Lobos have worked on through spring and fall camps will transfer to the field Saturday. “Coach Kelly has done a tremendous job, and we have a tremendous amount of respect for there talent there,” he said. “We look forward to the game.”

Blind faith or pious loyalty?

Ducks’ starter ‘the best choice’

The (Oregon) Daily Emerald

by Isaac Avilucea

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“I haven’t really heard too many good things. I hope they do good. I hope they win all 12.”

“Last season was atrocious … If we win two games, that’s a championship for us. ”

~Kimberly Garcia, freshman

~Nate Kanyinda, UNM alumnus

Photos by Robert Maes/ Daily Lobo

Standing before them is a divided congregation: There are the believers and the athletic agnostics. Faith, though, is inextricably binding and blinding. Bound by a uniform goal, but blinded by its improbability, the UNM football team is set to embark on another season under the direction of second-year head coach Mike Locksley. Without everyone aboard the Conestoga bandwagon, the Lobos journey down the Oregon Trail to adrenaline-crazed Autzen Stadium as 34-point underdogs — Locksley’s mission to convert a host of doubting Thomases. However reasonable a goal that is, well, that’s for the Lobos to decide. The objective truth remains that season ticket sales have slid, down from 13,698 last year to 11,490 as of Thursday. In Oregon, the Lobos face an inexorable offensive force. A quick glance at the schedule proves sobering, coupled with the fact that, dating back to 2002, 23 teams have won one or less game a season. Of those 23 teams, six won just one more game the next season. Half as many teams (3) won six more games, and only Tulsa in 2003 and UCF in 2005 won seven or more games the next season, after going 1-11 and 0-11, respectively, the year before. In the absence of all the empirical, Locksley was asked what an ideal season-opener would be for the Lobos. “A game that’s winnable,” Locksley said. By definition, all games are winnable. Doesn’t mean the Lobos will win any. It’s worth remembering that the season begins, but does not end, with the Ducks. Yet it’s not far-fetched to think that in order to breed faith, fans will want to see measurable progress come Saturday. In last year’s season-opener, the Lobos fell to Texas Tech 41-6. That, unfortunately, might just have been part of the growing process. I cannot, in good faith, neglect Locksley’s graduated scale. Marked year-to-year improvements, Locksley said, can be gauged by looking at an opponent’s margin of victory. On teams he has been a part of in Year 1, they usually lost big. By the following season, the gap was narrowed significantly. And by Year 3 and Year 4, those teams went from just winning games to blowing

by Lucas Clark

In one day, Duck nation will finally get what it has been asking for. The departure of former Heisman hopeful Jeremiah Masoli left the No. 11 Oregon Ducks without a starting quarterback at the end of a phenomenal season. Then, one week ago, second-year head coach Chip Kelly named sophomore Darron Thomas the Ducks starter, a move Oregon fans have been hoping to see even before Masoli’s absence. Thomas edged senior Nate Costa in the quarterback competition. “We sat down with the staff,” Kelly said. “Had a long discussion about it, and we just feel for where we are offensively, and what we’re going to do, that he’s the best choice.” Since his inaugural collegiate debut in 2008, fans have fawned over the 6-foot-3, 212-pound signal caller, especially for his efforts against Boise State last season. The Ducks trailed by 24 points going into the fourth quarter. Then Thomas’ 210-yard, three-touchdown performance over the final 15 minutes left most spectators in awe, even if it came up just short as the Broncos escaped Autzen Stadium with a 3732 victory. Now two years later, Thomas will get his first opportunity as the starter having won the job. Kelly let Thomas and Costa battle for the starting spot during spring drills in May and continued the competition into fall camp this August. “I’m just going out being aggressive, like I always play,” Thomas said about his his first start. “And just do what I got to do to be the quarterback.” In 2009, Costa was a proven backup, helping the Ducks to a crucial 24-10 conference win over UCLA. But three major knee surgeries may also have played a variable role in Kelly’s final decision, though Costa seemed as mobile as ever this offseason. Thomas has spent the entire game week working with the first team offense, while Costa returned to the second team for yet another season. “You only can pick one.” Kelly said. “If I could pick two I would’ve picked two. And it’s a tough thing because I care so much about Nate. I know what Nate means to this program.” Both players received plenty of support from their teammates, many of whom would have been

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