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Lobo football: Preseason media give love to lots of players, but not Gonzales

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The college football offseason is full of preseason rankings, all-conference team picks and win-total predictions that can provide optimism for programs, anger for fans, motivation for players, or simply garbage in coaches’ opinions.

Who could forget when University of New Mexico coach Danny Gonzales sternly stated two words when the Lobos were picked last in the 2020 Mountain West Conference Mountain Division preseason poll by the league media?

“Don’t care,” Gonzales said.

Two eye-catching preseason opinions from the media came out this month, including that nine Lobos were selected to the Athlon Sports Preseason All-Mountain West Conference Team.