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Mountaintop View 7-10-18

Coaching additions, 3rd and long.

NCAA Football: Georgia State at Air Force Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

More college football (and some basketball) news as we inch closer to the start of fall camp. Just a few weeks until MWC Media Days, so that’s something.

Traits of top 3rd and long teams.

This is a pretty good read, as they highlight kinds of players almost every good 3rd and long teams have, such as an NFL-type TE, 2 1,000 yard WRs or a dual-threat QB. Apparently there were only 4 exceptions to this last year. One of which was Boise State, who only had a dual-threat QB half the time, 1 1,000 yard WR, and although one of the most productive TEs in CFB last year, they didn’t consider Jake Roh NFL caliber. Their top opponent this year, Oklahoma State, was another exception.

New Mexico and New Mexico State get mixed up again.

This time it was by the Learfield Director’s Cup standings, which one would think have someone double check these type of things. They accidentally gave NMSU’s baseball points to UNM. This pushed New Mexico back from 58th to 64th and they are now 2nd in the MWC.

Who is America’s college football team?

Many make the claim, or could make the claim. They name a handful. They talk about the way to obvious, the up and comers, or perennial underdogs. Boise State gets a shout-out as the latter, the one everyone cheers for when they go up against a blue-blood. Unless of course you can’t stand the Broncos, then you probably don’t cheer for them.

In case you were worried, Nevada filled their vacant MBB assistant coach position.

And Boise State filled their softball head coach position.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly looks at a big game from last year, Fresno State vs San Diego State.
  • Coming Wednesday: Vic sat down with San Jose State QB coach Ryan Gunderson, who shares with us his thoughts on coaching college quarterbacks.
  • Coming Friday: A new MWC Roundtable