You know we’re nearing the halfway point of the college football off-season when SB Nation’s Bill Connelly begins to do his previews for each of the Mountain West programs. Yesterday his next entrant in the series was the Hawaii Warriors, who as he notes, lived on the edge in 2018 and might do the same in 2019. Regardless of their win total, the Warriors should be fun this fall.
Connelly also covered the 2019 UNLV Rebels, who he notes picked a bad year to have a serious quarterback injury derail their bowl hopes. The Rebels did shock the San Diego State Aztecs, much like they stunned Fresno State in 2017, but Rebels fans are starting to get that itch for the next step. Can UNLV win 6+ games in 2019? See what Connelly thinks.
Yes, Boise State plays baseball. No, not right now, but they will starting next February. The Broncos became the first DI baseball program to make Axe Bat their exclusive swing partner. Axe’s bat handles have become popular among major league ballers in recent years. Is Boise State ahead of the curve with this move, or looking for a cheap option? Time will tell.
Jefferson comes to Colorado State from Arkansas, where she was responsible for all the logistics involved in official and unofficial visits for recruits. Jefferson is a Clemson grad. Neat to see a woman in an important role for a football program.
Menzies finds a new home
Grand Canyon University has hired former UNLV men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies as an assistant, per multiple people close to the situation. Nullifies the buyout he was due to receive from the Rebels. He’ll be out recruiting for the Antelopes next weekend.— Sam Gordon (@BySamGordon) April 17, 2019
On the Horizon:
Thursday: Be sure to check out another edition of Stats Corner, as well as another interview with a former Boise State player.