Mountain West football media days get going on Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas this week, so what is going to be on the docket?
One thing that for sure will be brought up is conference expansion as the Big 12 has finally stated that they are moving forward with looking at more teams.
Commissioner Craig Thompson will be asked questions about conference make up, but he will say probably nothing new that the league has positioned itself as one of the premier non-power leagues and will continue to do that within the league.
Coaches rarely make the decisions, or are even asked, about conference makeup but there will be a lot of questions toward Colorado State’s Mike Bobo and their players about getting into the Big 12. The Rams have been the most proactive team in the conference in trying to get to a power conference.
With football-only on the table there should be some questions geared toward San Diego State and Boise State about the topic of the Big 12, and also where their other sports would go. Back when both the Aztecs and Broncos were going to join the Big East in football there was a landing spot for them in the Big West.
The bowl lineups are basically set but there could be a few tweaks with the order selection from the Mountain West and their opponents.
Look for Thompson to make a big deal, and rightfully so, about how the Campus Insiders and the league will be streaming their live sports content and other content on Twitter.
The Mountain West may get laughed at some for how The Mtn. played out but no one can say that this conference is not pushing the envelope and getting innovative in how to spread their brand.
On the coaching side there is one new man in the league with Nick Rolovich taking over for Hawaii after spending his most recent years as the offensive coordinator at Nevada. His questions will be about turning around a Warriors football team that has not been very good ever since June Jones left.
Fresno State’s Tim DeRuyter is on the hot seat so expect some questions about his job security and also about his new staff he hired to help rebound the Bulldogs.
Utah State and Boise State also bring in a lot of new staff members as each school lost both of their coordinators.
What else do you expect to be discussed at Mountain West media days?