Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Suddenly, Lobos Receiving Respect.(Final)

Byline: Greg Archuleta Journal Staff Writer

A noticeable change has developed in the relationship between the University of New Mexico and the various preseason college football annual magazines.

Oh, sure, the Lobos still say they don't pay much attention to the magazines. But suddenly, those publications seem to be paying a lot more attention to them.

College Football News (collegefootballnews.com) has proclaimed 2003 the year of the Lobo in the Mountain West Conference, projecting UNM first in the eight-team league.

The Sporting News, Athlon Sports, Lindy's and Phil Steele's forecast the Lobos to duplicate their 2002 feat and finish runner-up to Colorado State. …

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