UTEP held its final workout of the spring on Saturday afternoon in front of a few hundred fans at the Sun Bowl.
The Miners practiced for about six weeks leading up to Saturday, a day that they normally hold a spring game. However, injuries and numbers limited UTEP to just holding what amounted to a normal practice. For Dana Dimel, it was a better option for his team.
“It’s still fun for the fans because you get to see every aspect of a football practice, which to me is a lot more fun than seeing a spring game where a team runs 1/10th of its system,” Dimel said.
“We have injuries at center, we had our 4th string center in today, and we had injuries at running back too so I understood why coach would rather be cautious about it,” said senior quarterback Kai Locksley.
The Miners will now turn their attention to fall practices, which will begin in late July. UTEP opens the 2019 season at home on August 31 against Houston Baptist.