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Mountaintop View 9-4-18

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It’s Tuesday and more links are coming in. Catch up on your reading with the stories we are rolling out today. Both ours and the ones below from around the internet.

Broncos making sure to address player’s mental health.

Being a counselor, the subject of mental health is dear to my heart. The Idaho Statesman captures what Boise State is doing to address the aspect of mental health for a player. We’ve heard coaches discuss on the field performance, taking care of academics and nutrition has been a growing topic for the past few years. It’s good to see attention paid to this as well.

Time to cut San Jose State loose?

Chris Murray writes on Nevada but took time to feature an article about San Jose State in this one. He highlights the records of their football and men’s and women’s basketball teams plus their baseball team since they joined the MWC in 2013. Spoiler: the records aren’t good. Even worse, none of those four teams have posted even one winning record over that span. Not even a flukey accidental winning season.

Rams better than what they’ve shown.

At least that’s what HC Mike Bobo told the media in his post-game press conference. They are 0-2 and didn’t show much improvement or energy this weekend against this in-state rival Colorado. Things won’t get any easier against 2 SEC teams in their next two games either. There is still time to turn the season around, but it’s hard to identify how at this point.

Lobos dominate their first game.

Granted it was against FCS Incarnate Word. However, ask San Jose State about FCS games being automatic wins. The general consensus is Bob Davie is coaching for his job this year and he got the start he needed. New starting QB Tevaka Tuioti looked great and showed everyone why he beat out the others, as he tossed 4 TD passes and threw for 327 yards.

Referees don’t have it easy.

We already knew this, but The Athletic provides a detailed article about how tough their job is. But things we don’t think of, like making sure not to wear clothes that reflect the teams colors, taking pictures with fans but can’t have them wearing team gear. Also, for most, they have a full time job during the week. And that’s before they actually take the field, are expected to be perfect (or at least consistent) and have their every move picked apart thanks to advances in replay.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Week 1 Good/Bad/Ugly. See where your team or players ended up.
  • Later today: A brand new feature debuts: MWC Meets NFL.