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Lobos coach Gonzales: Determined to win; big sports fan, and with a sentimental side

It’s not his first season at UNM, but Danny Gonzales’ Lobo football program certainly still has that new-car smell to it.

And the local boy about to make his Albuquerque debut — at long last — as a Lobos coach next week against Houston Baptist knows that it’s one thing to talk about “painting this town Cherry again” and another to actually produce the results that will make that happen.

That process starts now.

So, before he and his team immersed themselves completely into the 2021 season, the 45-year-old coach sat down for a wide-ranging podcast interview with the Journal (links to the podcast are available at WWW.