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Making The Rounds: New Mexico Lobo Football, Are There Any Bright Spots

Maybe getting suspended is better then playing against Utah?

University of New Mexico defensive tackle Ugo Uzodinma was ejected from Saturday night's game against Texas Tech in the second quarter for a personal foul. UNM head coach Mike Locksley said on Monday, "Ugo won't play this week for sure."

According to Locksley, Uzodinma was chop blocked by a Texas Tech player then Uzodinma purposely stepped on that players hand.

Uzodinma is a transfer defensive tackle from Illinois who was supposed to shore up the porous Lobo defense, but I guess he wants a week off.

Speaking of attacking opposing players most will remember soccer vigilante Elizabeth Lambertt for her brutal play against BYU last year in the Mountain West tournament.  Well, she is back on the team:

The junior defender pushed her opponents and even pulled one to the ground by her ponytail. After being suspended for her violent conduct on the field, had to meet academic and community service requirements.

Lambert has fullfilled all of her obligations and rejoined the team. Her first opportunity to play will be Friday night in Milwaukee, Wis.

I definetly would not want to matchup with her in her first game back.

Mike Locksley is 1-13 as the New Mexico coach and while he should be on the hot seat and fans want him fired; he will be safe at least through this season:

Despite a public outcry from fans and critics to have Lobo Coach Mike Locksley fired, Athletic Director Paul Krebs said through a spokesperson he would keep Locksley at least until the end of this season.

Krebs said he would evaluate whether to keep Locksley as head coach, which he does with all his staff at the end of the season. He declined a request for an on-camera interviewing saying it was too soon to talk about Locksley's job security just two games into the season.

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