Periodically checking in on Mountain West news
Former San Diego State Aztec football head coach Chuck Long's San Diego home is about to foreclosed upon:
Long said in an e-mail that the foreclosure situation was "news to me" and said he's in escrow with a potential buyer.
A real estate agent said a "short sale" was being attempted on the home, a process in which a house is sold for less than what the owner owes on a mortgage. Short sales can help homeowners and lenders avoid foreclosure, which is more damaging to the credit score of the owner and can be a lengthy and expensive process for the lender. However, some lenders may not agree to a short sale if they think foreclosure is better for them financially.
Guess that Long spent that money he earned when he held a 'project' positon the year after he was fired.
The case for and against who should be a number one seed:
San Diego State
The Case For: We should all be supportive of the Aztecs receiving a No. 1 seed. Seeing an underdog become a favorite is a blast, and Steve Fischer's club has more than earned the right to be king of the castle following a regular season that has seen them exceed expectations and be much more than just a trendy team to discuss. Had they not gotten "Jimmered," we would be comparing these guys to the 2004 Saint Joseph's Hawks.
The Case Against: It's pretty obvious. This MWC team is the best non-BCS conference team in the nation, but the Aztecs lone victory against a likely at-large berth tournament team was over Saint Mary's. The body of work just doesn't stack up.
To exclude BYU from this discussion is just irresponsible since BYU is 7-1 against the RPI top 50 while San Diego State is 3-1. Digging deeper and taking a look at the top 100 RPI BYU is 11-2 where as San Diego State is 10-1. BYU should be in the discussion.
Wyoming is honing in on their new basketball head coach and the fan's leading candidate is Billy Gillespie who has coached at UTEP, Texas A&M and Kentucky with success at each stop he made outside of Kentucky. The more logical choice and my pick is Old Dominion's Blaine Taylor who is doing a good job there and has a sick 'stache that would fit right in on Wyoming and here is some proof.
A look at the new Mountain West as the league starts up spring football.