Hobbs coach Charles Gleghorn talks to a player during the Eagles' athletic
period Tuesday at Watson Stadium.
New head coach Charles Gleghorn has the huge duty of turning a football program that has lost 14 of its last 17 games with its run-first, conservative style of football into a wide-open, hurry-up spread offense.
After all, he's just had since the middle of January to work with the Eagle players so my expectations weren't too high.
I must say, I was impressed with what I saw.
Players had a bounce in their step and morale was good as Gleghorn and defensive coordinator Mike Felicetti put the Eagles through the paces. Drills were run crisp and, most importantly, the Eagles appear to be taking to the spread offense well.
A Hobbs player makes a catch during a
drill Tuesday at Watson Stadium.
I also learned of at least three 7-on-7 events Hobbs will be going to this summer (something the Eagles haven't done the last few years). Hobbs will be going to Chaparral on June 30 for a Texas vs. New Mexico event, the Eagles will be hosting an event July 14 and then will be taking a freshman, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity crew to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on July 20.
Hobbs also plans to run mid-week 7-on-7s against local teams, Gleghorn said.
I have a more in-depth story about where Hobbs football is with its transition to Gleghorn in Sunday's edition of the Hobbs News-Sun.