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New Mexico Football: Lamar Jordan named Lobos starting QB

Sophomore quarterback Lamar Jordan has been named New Mexico's starting quarterback.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

When the New Mexico Lobos recruited Austin Apodaca many felt that he would be the Lobos starting quarterback in 2015. He was a proven passer and would give the Lobos the ability to open up the offense. Those who felt that  he was a lock discounted the incumbent starter Lamar Jordan who saw lots of time in 2014 as a freshman. Jordan who decommitted from the University of Arkansas because they wanted him to convert to a receiver has had odds against him before, he started 2014 as the third quarterback and worked his way to being the starter early in the season.

in 2014, Jordan who passed for 895 yards and ran for 612 last year has been trying to improve his throwing in the offseason. During the Lobos spring and fall practices Jordan has looked like a better quarterback in practice, and he is making better throws and making better decisions. His progress was amplified during the Lobos fall scrimmage when he showed off his arm hitting several receivers on big plays and accurate throws.

Jordan will get a chance to build on his progress when New Mexico faces Mississippi Valley State on Sept. 5 as he will be the first quarterback to step on the field for the Lobos. Apodaca will also play in the Lobos opener and while New Mexico head coach Bob Davie has not said how much time each of the quarterback will receive they both give the Lobos something they have not had in a long time which is stability.

Either of two could have been named the starter but Jordan who is an electric athlete seems like the logical choice because of his ability  to make big plays on the ground with his legs.