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McLane Mannix shares the reason he has to transfer out of Nevada

Nevada received some shocking news the other day when star wide receiver McLane Mannix elected to transfer. His transfer led to speculation that he was being poached by a Power 5 program, a building trend in college football with the new transfer rules. Mannix saw said speculation and offered to set the record straight.

Boise State QB Brett Rypien passes his way on to PFF’s 2018 All-Mountain West selections

PFF released their All-Mountain West teams, based on their unique play-by-play grading process. There are some interesting takes, Marcus Bennett winning the tight end nod (I’m not entirely sure Air Force utilizes tight ends).

Sources: Utah State search continues

FootballScoop, one of the more reliable college football outlets, especially during coaching carousel season, initially reported that Utah State was set to hire Gary Andersen for their head coaching vacancy. That said, “sources tell FootballScoop University, Athletics and Search leadership were not all on the same page with regards to that decision.” The search goes on.

Aztecs football notebook: Mmmm, burger ... In-N-Out vs. Whataburger debate reignited for Frisco Bowl

San Diego State’s players set off a debate about which of the burger chains In-N-Out or Whataburger are better, some Californian players especially coming across as controversial after siding with the Texas chain, Whataburger. I personally have not had Whataburger. I have had In-N-Out, and it was good, although I’m not fond of standing literally shoulder-to-shoulder waiting for my food.

UNM fires Deputy AD, negotiates $175,000 buyout

University of New Mexico Deputy Athletic Director Brad Hutchins has been fired. His negotiated buyout Is $175K. The fiscal doings of the department have come under criticism and Hutchins’ firing is part of the backlash. It hasn’t been a great 2018 to be a Lobo.

On the Horizon:

Thursday: Check out our preview for Nevada-Arizona State on the hardwood.