The wait is almost over, folks.
South Dakota will officially kick off the Bob Nielson era and the 2016 season Thursday night against New Mexico.
The Lobos are South Dakota's ninth FBS opponent in the last seven years. The Coyotes are 1-7 against those opponents, with the lone win coming against Minnesota in 2010.
The voice of South Dakota football, Joe Van Goor, and I teamed up this afternoon to take a closer look at this latest FBS matchup.