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Josh Adkins to start at quarterback for New Mexico State against UTEP

The coaching staff finally makes a change to jump start a pathetic offense.

NCAA Football: New Mexico State at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

There will be a new quarterback on the field for the NM State Aggies on Saturday against UTEP.

The coaches at New Mexico State made the decision after falling to 0-4, most recently losing to New Mexico 42-25 on Saturday.

Out is Matt Romero, in is redshirt freshman Josh Adkins.

Not only has Romero not looked good in his first four starts, he looks as though he’s not quite ready for FBS level play, at least not yet. It is nice to see the coaching staff finally admit that they may have been wrong about him and put in another quarterback.

I’m not saying Adkins will go undefeated (or even lead the Aggies to a bowl) but he has done what he has suppose to and looked somewhat competent on the field.

Sure, he made a few mistakes on Saturday, but he is also responsible for NM State’s two longest offensive plays of the season despite playing the least out of Romero, Jeanty and himself.

In other words, he’s making the right reads and throwing where is suppose to; sometimes he just throws it a little late which is expected of a redshirt freshman.

But he does have the most upside of any quarterback on the team and did throw for 6,600 yards and 66 touchdowns in high school.

Let’s just hope he bring some of that magic to the field on Saturday and helps the Aggies pull out a win in El Paso.