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Mountaintop View 8-16-18

Bobo update, feature on Boise State linemen, Penny needs surgery, and more

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Even if only a small taste, we’re still almost a week away from college football. Here are some noteworthy stories from yesterday.

An update on Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo’s status

A nerve issue was causing numbness in Bobo’s feet. There is no timetable for Bobo’s return to the team, which opens its season at home next Saturday Aug. 25 against Hawaii. It’s not clear who would coach the team if he’s unavailable for the opener.

He may be a ‘goober,’ but this Boise St. lineman has only gotten better after blistering debut

There was a lot of hype surrounding Cleveland after making noise in practice during his redshirt season, hype that quickly disappeared after a brutal start to 2017 for the Boise State’s offensive line. He bounced back and is poised for an improved 2018 season.

Former San Diego State RB breaks finger, should be available come Week 1 of the regular season

Penny had surgery on his index finger, but should be ready come the games that matter. Pete Carroll said Penny would have played this week had it been a crucial late season game. Penny was Seattle’s surprise first round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft and is battling with Chris Carson for the starting position.

Hawaii’s McDonald, Cordeiro and Moussa are finalists for UH starting QB assignment

Not exactly breaking news, but it appears Hawaii is nearing a decision on who might start at quarterback. Although, such news might be kept internally until the opener in Ft. Collins.

Mountain West announces its Rocky Mountain region TV coverage

On the horizon: