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Mountaintop View 4-9-19

Spring football, Musselman’s departure, Virginia wins tournament

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Florida vs Nevada Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday links are here. Of course, we have updates on news around MW spring football, as well as the latest on Eric Musselman’s departure from Nevada and the Wolf Pack’s search for a new coach.

Hawaii signs Nalu Emerson

The Rainbow Warriors will have a new face competing at the safety position this year. Nalu Emerson, named to the all-state third team, is excited to be a Warrior and already has some rapport with the teams QB. The Kahuku High star has already trained with Hawaii QB Cole McDonald. Emerson, a native of the North Shore, said choosing Hawaii was a “no brainer” for him.

Competition at safety for Cowboys

For the first time in 4 years, Andrew Wingard and Marcus Epps will not be leading the Cowboy secondary. The time is now for Cameron Murray, Esias Gandy and others. Most expect Alijah Halliburton to take over at strong safety as he is the most experienced on the team. The real competition will happen at the free safety position. Cameron Murray, Smith and Rome Weber are expected to be the primary candidates and it is sure to be an interesting battle. Coach Bohl likes what he has seen but is excited to see how the group performs in the teams first scrimmage.

Eric Musselman gets big pay day at Arkansas

Former Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman has worked his way to a huge contract with Arkansas. His deal will have him coaching the Razorbacks through 2024 (pending buyouts). Muss will make 2.5 million dollars a year and will also be in line for a multitude of bonuses, compare that to the $1 million a year he got with Nevada. Make sure to read the whole article to learn about all the details of Musselman’s new contract.

Candidates for next Wolf Pack coach

With Musselman gone the search for Nevada’s next coach begins now. NSN has highlighted the names to keep an eye on. Possible candidates include Russell Turner from UC Irvine, Turner is fresh off a season taking UCI to the round of 32. Steve Alford who is currently unemployed but had some success with UCLA the past 5 years. Other candidates include Ryan Odom (UMBC), Joe Pasternack (UCSB), Chris Jans (NMSU), and many more, make sure to read the whole article for details on all the possible candidates.

Virginia are your 2019 NCAA Tournament champions

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Utah State @ Wyoming
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Looking at Each Year of a New Coach