A freshman’s first taste of college life can be as confusing as it is exciting. Throw in 20 hours a week of football practice, meetings and competition, and it gets all that much more exciting – and confusing.
Tight end Cole Gautsche and safety John Russo are fifth-year seniors at the University of New Mexico, but they remember well their experiences as freshmen.
“It’s a whole new scale,” said Russo, an Eldorado graduate, on Tuesday, the second day of fall-semester classes at UNM. “It’s all big now. You go from just having probably four buildings in your high school … to thousands of kids, facilities all over the place on different streets. So it’s a big transition.”