New Mexico governor asks for 2020 college football suspension


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has asked the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University football program to suspend plans for a 2020 season, with the Albuquerque Journal reporting that Governor Grisham asked the schools to “contemplate a difficult and unprecedented move to do everything we can to fight COVID-19”.

If UNM and NMSU were to make that decision, a pair of Southeastern Conference programs would have non-conference holes in their schedules, as the Lobos were scheduled to travel to Starkville to play Mississippi State on September 5th, with New Mexico State at Florida two weeks later.

In other news involving the SEC, Kentucky has a cornerback commitment out of Nashville, Tennessee.  Adrian Huey became the 14th commitment in the 2021 cycle for the Wildcats on Wednesday, sharing his news on Twitter.  Huey is 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, ranked the state of Tennessee’s #23 overall prospect, choosing UK from offers the likes of Arkansas, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Georgia.

With Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss struggling on the recruiting trail, currently ranked 14th in the 14-team SEC according to 247Sports, the Rebels did receive help from the transfer route.  Former Florida wide receiver Dionte Marks, who had announced a transfer destination of Central Florida last week, has changed his mind for the University of Mississippi.  Marks played with Florida in 2019, appearing in two games as a redshirt freshman against non-conference foes UT-Martin and Towson.