Welcome to the mid-week links and the first of the post season.
Even though it’s post-season, there are some bowls for prospects on the horizon that include now former Mountain West players.
The Rams have 6️⃣ players competing in all-star games, with @_Thegreat5 up first in the @TropicalBowlUSA on Sunday.— CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) January 9, 2018
Details on each game: https://t.co/R6sql2DbK0#StalwartRams pic.twitter.com/mfGxS4YbRc
The Rams have great representation, with 6 players over 4 games. Gallup is the biggest prospect, but Stevens or some of the others could use these games to get on the radar of some teams in order to leverage it into a late round pick or an UDFA.
Another Bronco will be playing in a college All-Star game, as QB @M_Cozart2 will play in the @TropicalBowlUSA Sunday in Daytona Beach! #BleedBlue— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) January 9, 2018
STORY: https://t.co/RCWUcXrJAI pic.twitter.com/q2Wm0VQ5as
The grad-transfer QB was the biggest surprise for the Broncos this past season and he gets another opportunity to show off his skills in the Tropical Bowl. His former teammate, WR Cedric Wilson, will put his skills on display in the Senior Bowl.
The most notable will be that in 2020, the men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments will be moved up a week or so in order to not interfere with the International Construction Trade Show, which will also be in Vegas. This change will force conference play to start before Christmas. Will it have an impact on the non-conference slate or will teams be playing a more condensed schedule? Stay tuned.
New ideas or proposals for the future of college football.
Check out the coverage by Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini), who cover college football for The Athletic (specifically the Group of 5, so he’s worth a follow). There are a whole list of tweets worth looking at on the matter, but this is one of the more intriguing ones:
NCAA Transfer Working Group has been discussing allowing players a one-time transfer with immediately eligibility. There are academic standards, and no tampering. Possible it could only be for freshmen/sophomores. #AFCA2018— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 9, 2018
This is just a discussion point and not an actual proposal. But this one is:
The ACC has proposed (for everyone) to allow players to play in any four games and still count for a redshirt. The AFCA has been pushing for this. Would be effective next year and not retroactive. #AFCA2018— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 9, 2018
What other MWC players will be participating in bowl games?
What do you think about the ideas and proposals being discussed?
Will you be buying your tickets to the International Construction Trade Show?
Let us know in the comments.