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Monday links are back again: Penny, Moore, and Co-National Champs.

NFL: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game-Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Monday again? I know the feeling. Hope the blow is softened a bit by some reading from around the conference. Enjoy!

A detailed, in-depth look at draft prospect Rashaad Penny.

Penny is one of the best prospects coming out of the Mountain West this year and this article speaks to that. Where do you think the best fit for Penny would be and where do you think he’ll be drafted?

Kellen Moore retires from being Cowboys QB to become Cowboys QB Coach.

A move like this rarely happens, but the former Boise State legend has basically been a second QB coach his whole career. Both Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott have publicly praised Moore for his help with game prep and he should only continue that in his transition to officially being a coach.

AP releases All-Bowl Team, 4 MWC players make the list.

It’s nice to see the Mountain West getting some national recognition. Rashaad Penny and Cedric Wilson aren’t a surprise to anyone who has been following them all season, but it was good to see Carl Granderson of Wyoming (who had a great season) and Savon Scarver from Utah State get mentions as well. It’s all worth reading to see the players from other conferences get their shout-outs.

35 college football teams who should follow UCF’s example and claim old undefeated seasons as national titles

In light of UCF naming themselves co-National Champions, the mothership cites 35 other teams throughout CFB history who could stake their claim as well. Among them, are various years of Wyoming, SDSU, and Boise State, as well as MWC alums Utah and TCU.

Fresno State Bulldogs MBB pulls off an OT win

The Bulldogs improve to 12-5 and 2-2 in conference play. It was an important win for them before a tough matchup against Boise State this Tuesday.

On the horizon: An article looking at the odds that a Group of 5 school can reach “bunch-scheduling” status (coming mid-week).