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Mountaintop View 8-7-18

More fall camp updates.

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Welcome to fall camp links articles. Gone are the days when there wasn’t much MWC info going on. Now we have a plethora of articles coming out about every team in the conference. Check out what we have for you today.

Rogers top priority: Be more accurate.

QB Armani Rogers had a great freshman campaign last season, passing for almost 1500 yards and running for just under 800 yards. However, he only completed 52% of his passes. That serves as the biggest areas of improvement for Rogers as he prepares for his second season leading the offense. The goal is to be at least at 60% according to QB coach Ron O’Dell.

Kendal Keys takes the field after personal tragedy.

Keys went through fall practices just a week after the death of his brother Kenny, who also played for UNLV. Kendal was a one time Boise State commit, and if I remember correctly, signed with the Broncos. But he opted not to attend and instead went to UNLV in part to play with his brother for a few seasons. A traumatic time for anyone following the death of a loved one, here’s hoping Kendal can have a great senior season.

Looking at Aztecs non-conference slate.

San Diego State certainly dominated their non-conference games last year. They knocked off two PAC12 teams, Stanford and Arizona State, in back to back weeks. This year won’t get any easier, as they play the same two teams again, opener at Stanford and getting the Sun Devils at home. They also take on Sacramento State and Eastern Michigan, which figure to be easier games to win.

Bronco’s Mattison gearing up for big load this season.

Alexander Mattison was the primary backup his true freshman season and was the top RB last year, although was limited, slowed, or even out at various point in the year due to injuries. Going into his third season, he is preparing for a big workload. Junior year has been a good one for former BSU running backs Jeremy McNichols and Jay Ajayi, as each turned huge seasons into NFL careers. The first thing however is to stay healthy.

Cowboys mirroring Bohl’s personality.

While head coach Craig Bohl has a reputation of a QB whisper after developing Carson Wentz and Josh Allen into NFL quarterbacks, he values tough defensive teams. He certainly has one entering the 2018 season. Listen to Bohl discuss his stacked defense and what it can do for a team, especially one with an unknown offense.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly takes a look back at the Arizona Bowl.
  • Later today: Part two of the team preview series will look at Boise State.
  • Wednesday: Ever wonder what a student manager does behind the scenes? Wonder no more as we take a look at the job of a student manager.
  • Wednesday: Part three of the team preview series will look at San Jose State.