True freshman to watch
With last year's starter, Max Hall, off to the NFL, Heaps has an opening to contribute early. The 6' 2" 205-pounder from Issaquah, Wash., was rated the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country by one recruiting service. He will battle junior Riley Nelson for the job.
Coach on the hot seat
In his first season in Albuquerque, he got into an altercation with an assistant coach (for which Locksley was suspended one game) and then directed the Lobos to a 1--11 record. Having barely survived '09, Locksley will have to work some magic (he has just 12 starters back) to make it to next year.
Coach on the rise