take some steps forward,” he said.
Martin said Aggie fans can expect to see changes in the NMSU lineup.
“Part of that is going to be moving people to different positions to make us a little bit of a faster football team,” he said. “Right now I think our team speed is lacking a little bit.
“The other part of it is to move people up and down the depth chart.”
Martin said playing time and starting positionwould be determined by how playerscompete in practice.
“People who have earned a chance at starting and playing more will certainly get that opportunity,” he said.
During the bye week, much of Martin’s staff will be on the road recruiting.
“That’s the life blood of your program. That’s how we are going to make this program go forward,” he said. “We have to recruit better than what we have in the past and more effectively than we have in the past.”
The team will have full pad practices and scrimmages this week to see who is ready to “play and to play better.”
Martin said even though recruiting for next season is underway, he is not ready to throw inthe towel on this season.
“We still have six games on our schedule and we can win all six football games if we play like we are capable of when we have a lot of passion and play as a team,” Martin said. “That’s how we have to win football games.”
Despite the Aggies’ 0-6 start, Martin said his determination to get the program on the right track has not wavered.
“We are going to get this football program built and we are going to do it right and we are going to win football games.”
Recruiting will focus on getting more team speed, Martin said.
“Right now, overall as a team, we are not fast enough,” he said.
“What we have to do now is go out as coaches and find the young men we can give to our strength coach and put in this program and know that they are going to develop and become what we need to win football games.”
Martin said the Aggies would not necessarily focus on recruiting certain positions, but certain holes need to be addressed.
“Obviously, the quarterback position is crucial,” he said. “If you look across the country mid-major programs that win, win because they have great quarterbacks.
“After this season we will only have one quarterback here on scholarship,” Martin said.