New Southern Methodist University’s offensive line coach Dennis McKnight will be looking for some outstanding senior leadership this fall from his men up front.
One of those who is expected to be a leader this fall for the offensive line is fifth year senior Sean Lobo.
Lobo a starter for the Mustangs in their last 19 ballgames, the experienced lineman is expected to be SMU’s starting left guard this fall. Lobo is excited about his senior season like no other.
“When Coach (June) Jones first got here he told us that we were going to have a lot of fun,” Lobo told PonyStampede.com in a recent interview. “The players believe him and in him, he is a proven winner. We feel confident we are going to win a lot of games this fall.”
Lobo weighs in at 295 pounds and stands 6-foot-3 tall; the senior feels that he is in great shape for the upcoming season.
“I’m in the best shape of my life,” Lobo said. “We are working extremely hard, but it will be worth it.”
Lobo feels that all the Mustangs are getting a new start and a new beginning with the new coaching staff.
“It’s always good to a good a new start,” Lobo said. “We all feel things didn’t go our way last fall. We were close in a lot of games but couldn’t win it in the end. We have no choice now but to win.”
Lobo feels that the new atmosphere that Coach Jones and his staff has established on the Hilltop.
“They have made it a more relaxing atmosphere,” Lobo said. “They are teaching us how to play the game fundamentally sound. They are teaching us to break old habits and to install one key habit, that’s to win.”
While it’s a completely new system for the offensive line, Lobo feels that the linemen as a group are adapting well to it.
“We are getting better everyday,” Lobo said. “Its hard work but we are learning the new offense and the new system. We will be ready come fall.”