No lack of news today as the Mountain West’s media days are underway in Las Vegas. Players and coaches from the Mountain Division participated in interviews on Tuesday, and members from the West Division are up today.
Boise State was unanimously chosen to repeat as Mountain Division champions this year. The West Division vote was a bit tighter as Fresno State edged out San Diego State, garnering 16 of the 22 first place votes. Wyoming and Colorado State round out the top three in the Mountain Division, while UNLV took third behind San Diego State in the West.
Members of the media also voted on the all-conference selections for the upcoming season. Boise State led the way once again with 8 members on the all-conference team. Boise had the most offensive selections with four, and Wyoming tied with Boise for the most on the defense with three. Brett Rypien was chosen as offensive player of the year, and Andrew Wingard was voted the defensive player of the year.
Mike Bobo revealed that transfer receiver, and former 5-star recruit, Preston Williams is still suspended following an assault charge last fall. Bobo did not provide any additional details, so it’s unclear whether he’ll be available this fall.
Air Force defensive coordinator update
Air Force HC Troy Calhoun on not yet naming a DC: “We’ll name one when we do.” Says planning is so collaborative anyway.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) July 24, 2018
Boise State’s depth chart revealed
Boise State just released a preseason depth chart. Here you go: pic.twitter.com/ne6SMNXzDG— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) July 24, 2018
UNM Coach Bob Davie had some...interesting stuff to say
What?!?! Did he really say that? Football was never on the table. Football had a $700,000 locker room improvement approved while sports were being cut. If he was concerned, you couldn't tell by him never speaking out in support of his or any other UNM sports. https://t.co/pwAWeNdQDS— Geoff Grammer (@GeoffGrammer) July 24, 2018
New Mexico Coach Bob Davie says the situation with him being suspended during spring ball was "a little confusing."— 93.1 KTIK The Ticket (@ktik931fm) July 24, 2018
On the horizon:
- Later today: MWC Media Day 1 recap
- Later today: Who is the top Group of Five conference: The MWC or the AAC?
- Thursday: MWC Media Day 2 recap
- Friday: The MWC Roundtable looks at the best offense in the MWC
- Friday: Friday Night Lights will spotlight Culver City high school