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Mountaintop View 4-9-18

UNLV running backs, Nevada basketball, and some spring ball and pro day updates.

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There’s quite a bit of football news going on considering it’s the off-season. But with spring practices, annual spring games, and even some Pro Days wrapping up, updates are plentiful. Let’s take them while we have them and enjoy the reading.

UNLV has the top RB duo in the conference?

Chris Williams is back from injury and that is good news for the Rebs. Combining with Lexington Thomas, this author makes the bold statement that they are the best tandem in the MWC. Thomas put up 1336 yards and 17 TDs en route to first team all-MWC and the duo is expected to put up big numbers again this year.

Nevada needs to take advantage of their basketball momentum.

Even with 3 players declaring for the NBA draft, the Wolf Pack are expected to be a top team on the hardwood again next season, and certainly the favorite in the MWC until further notice. They will once again have new players on the floor from the transfer pipeline but if they can build on their success of this season and become a consistent threat instead of a one-time tourney cinderella, it will take a big financial investment.

Lobos Pro Day recap

18 players competed in drills and runs, highlighted by interior lineman Blaise Fountain. Though he didn’t run the 40, he excelled in pretty much everything else, especially the bench press. It’s been a long road of overcoming and proving doubters wrong but Fountain turned some heads when it was his turn. Check out some of the other players’ highlights.

Air Force construction updates.

This is the first major construction renovation on the football stadium since the 80s. That’s a long time in case that wasn’t evident. The plans include big updates to the locker rooms, recruiting rooms, suites, tunnel and ticket office.

On the horizon:

  • From the weekend: Fresno State hires their new basketball coach
  • Later today: Lots of recruiting updates in our weekly MWC Recruiting Roundup
  • Coming Wednesday: some thoughts about Spring Games