As soon as University of New Mexico football coach Danny Gonzales found out Tuesday the Lobos’ season opener at Colorado State on Saturday had been canceled, he turned his attention to their newest opponent: COVID-19.
Or as Gonzales calls it: the Covid Door.
“It’s just another door that has been put in front of us that we need to knock down,” Gonzales said after a reporter had asked if the cancellation news felt like a punch in the gut. “Our kids are committed to keep proving that they can fight this, and mitigate it and do the things that we put in place to have the opportunity. I’m proud of them for their effort, attitude and want-to. As disappointed as they were, we’re going to keep moving forward to fight for the opportunity to play.”