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Mountaintop View 4-11-18

All about Spring Ball

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Today’s links are focusing on spring ball updates. We’ve been sharing some as they come in, but today solely pertains to practices this spring.

New Mexico awarding scholarship to hard-working players.

Two weeks ago, the Lobos awarded scholarships to 3 of their walk-on players. It’s a huge honor and comes displays the hard work that can often be extremely difficult for players who have to juggle responsibilities of class, practice, and sometimes work in order to pay their way for tuition. It’s easy to cheer for (former) walk-ons and will be for these players as well.

Some Boise State players turning heads, especially in the secondary.

If anyone thought the defense would suffer a big drop off after losing the MWC Defensive Player of the Year in Vander Esch, it doesn’t appear to be the case. The pass rushers and secondary is highlighted. In addition to this, it sounds like younger players coming off redshirts could play big roles next fall as well.

Defense looking good at this point in Colorado State.

According to the words of Coach Bobo here, the defense is ahead of the offense by a good amount 9 practices in. Turnovers abounded in the scrimmage, with some sacks recorded as well. Spring is spring, but on the other hand, bright spots are bright spots.

Fresno State scrimmage a mix of touchdowns and interceptions.

Going off of the reports on their website, it sounds like the wide receivers and the secondary had themselves a productive scrimmage over the weekend. The WRs, who were a strength of the team last year, accounted for several TDs. The DBs made them work though, racking up a few picks. Also they featured two QBs working with different groups of WRs.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: some thoughts about spring ball
  • Coming down the line: Our staff is reaching out to a few programs for interviews on various aspects of their program. Be on the lookout for something on San Jose State’s Beyond Football program sometime this month.
  • Way down the line: We have one or two other projects in the works for the offseason. One I’m really excited about will start in June and will feature different high school football programs around the country.

The off-season is rough content/news-wise without a doubt but never fear, MWCConnection will pick up each little crumb of info for you.