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This week in the MWC: 8-25-18

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We made it through another week. For our reward, we get two college football games today! Here’s a short recap of this week’s Mountain West news and notes.

Hawaii is dealing with the forces of nature.

Hurricane Lane is heading towards the islands in full force, being classified as a category 3 storm. The Rainbow Warriors got to the mainland a few days ago, so they are good to go. However, only 70 players can travel for away games, so members of the program are still back on the islands. Also, many friends, family members (and others not affiliated with the program) are still in potential danger. Although Rolovich said there is a plan in place for those left behind, it can’t be easy to get ready to play a game with thoughts of what’s going to happen back home rolling around in their heads.

Mike Bobo has returned to the team as head coach.

It was just last week that we discussed Bobo being in the hospital doing medical evaluations and that him being ready to coach the opener was in serious doubt. Well, a lot can change in a a week. Bobo was back with the team as of Wednesday and it sounds like he will be coaching from the booth. Glad he will be with the team for the opener.

Position Battles:

  • Wyoming will start Tyler Vander Waal at QB
  • Colorado State officially has K.J. Carta-Samuels as their starting QB
  • Hawaii still hasn’t named one, but McDonald and Corderio are listed as co-starters on the depth chart. It wouldn’t be surprising to see both in the game, although it would be surprising to see them both lined up under center at the same time.


  • Here is Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich on the Jim Rome show talking about the above mentioned quarterback battle.
  • Boise State coach Bryan Harsin spoke with the media Thursday about the upcoming Fan Fest and some injury updates.

Your turn: What else happened this week that’s worth talking about?