Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
University of New Mexico’s football team will not start preseason camp on Friday as it had planned, coach Danny Gonzales said Tuesday after meeting with athletic director Eddie Nuñez,
“We made progress with what we’re doing and we’re going to continue with the 20-hour week,” said Gonzales, who is in his first year as the Lobos coach. “That’s what I think is what’s best for our program right now.”
Gonzales would not answer questions about New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent letter to the leadership of UNM, New Mexico State and the state’s other universities, asking that they not proceed with their fall contact sports due to COVID-19 concerns.
Gonzales said he hopes that the Lobos can start preseason camp sometime next week. UNM is scheduled to open the season in a little more than four weeks, Aug. 29 against Idaho State at Dreamstyle Stadium.
Gonzales said he would also like to gain more clarity from a national perspective. The NCAA board of governors did not make any decisions regarding football on Friday and announced that they will next meet on Aug. 4.