A Busman’s Holiday

This week I took what my father would have called a Busman’s Holiday…. which basically is doing something on vacation that you do at work… like a bus driver taking a vacation driving across the country… or a football coach taking vacation to watch football practice.  I think coaches in general are notorious for this… sneaking in a basketball clinic, or a softball tournament, or a football practice under the guise of “vacation”.

lobos football

I had the chance to travel with my wife this week.  As I have mentioned before, she flies frequently… in fact she logs so many miles that I have a “companion pass” (thank you Southwest Airlines) and can travel for free with her anywhere in the country.  This past week she was heading to Albuquerque, NM to one of her communities … so I tagged along and had the opportunity to watch the first day of practice at the University of New Mexico.

It is always good to watch coaches at the top of their game work, and this was the case at the Lobo’s practice under Coach Davie’s guidance.  Very organized, great teaching, very efficient, up tempo work by the coaches and players.

lamarThis trip was especially fun for two additional reasons.  I got to see a former player who is playing at New Mexico this season, Lamar Jordan.  Lamar, from Frisco, Texas, is a freshman QB in the Lobo’s pistol offense.


boomI also had to chance to touch base with longtime friend and colleague, Coach Scott Baumgartner, who is the WR coach for the Lobo’s.  This is Coach Baumgartner’s first season with New Mexico, after spending the last nine at the University of Nevada.  Coach Baumgartner was on Coach Chris Ault’s staff at Nevada when they first installed the Pistol offense.  If you want to talk to an expert on the Pistol, Coach Baumgartner is the guy.  His talks at the Glazier clinics are always standing room only.  Scott and I were on the same staff at the University of Central Missouri.

Have a great week.. You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com

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