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Catch up with the Mountain West news you may have missed.

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Catch up with the Mountain West news you may have missed.

So..... a Group of Five playoff might have some legs

There was a conference call on Tuesday and the main topic was to be surrounding a potential playoff from a Group of Five teams. Yet, there is no consensus from all of the leagues to make this happen.

Rocky Long on why Donnell Pumphrey is a special prospect when it comes to the NFL.

Air Force made money at the Cotton Bowl, yup that is right.

The Falcons gave up a home game to play in the Cotton Bowl vs. New Mexico, literally in front of dozens of fans, but it paid off.

Air Force took home $141,328, which was $3,480 more than the last home game they played against New Mexico.

"We were able to expand our brand like we wouldn't have done sitting in our own place playing New Mexico," athletic director Jim Knowlton said. "We made more money than we would have made."

Wyoming reportedly adding a new safeties coach

South Dakota State safeties coach Jacob Dickert is expected to join Craig Bohl’s staff. Dickert was with South Dakota State for only one season and prior to that he was the defensive coordinator coach at Division-II Minnesota State Mankato.

Boise State is a 13 seed (sad face)

The latest bracket projection from SB Nation has Boise State as the only Mountain West team and playing No. 4 UCLA, but in a decent location for Bronco fans: Sacramento.

Colorado State continues trend of top punters

National Letter of Intent day was two weeks ago but Colorado State earned one more commitment for its 2017 class by landing the nation’s top punter in Ryan Stonehouse.

"I love the coaching staff there; it's a great group of guys," Stonehouse said. "I like the people around the area. I couldn't say anything bad about it.

"Colorado State to me is a great school, and ultimately that's why I made my decision.”

Nevada lands Washington State punt returner/wide receiver Kaleb Fossum

From the Seattle-Times: Fossum said he realized over winter break that his family could no longer afford to help him with the out-of-state tuition at WSU. So the receiver talked over the situation with (special teams coach Eric) Mele and his position coach Dave Nichol, but it quickly became apparent that the Cougars could not guarantee him a scholarship for his junior season and beyond.

SB Nation ranks the first year head coaches from 2016

The only new coach was Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich and his 7-7 record and winning the Hawaii Bowl earned him the grade of “super encouraging.”