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Cars, fullbacks, extra miles, baseball, and softball.

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NCAA Football: Colorado State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

We are back kicking off another week. Take a look at some Mountain West related stories from around the web as well as some original content coming your way this week.

New Mexico Punter doubles as a mechanic.

Punter Tyson Dyer has always had a love for cars. He’s learned a lot from his mechanic dad. Dyer puts as much work into learning and working on cars than he does on his other craft, kicking football during college games.

The Dark Ages of the Fullback.

For decades, the fullback position was an essential part of college football. Now the majority of teams don’t even employ it, NFL teams often only have one on a roster at most, and some younger college players have to be told what a fullback is when game prepping for teams with one. How has that transformation occurred over the years? Take a look.

Rams corners going the extra mile.

To be great, you have to push yourself is the message the coaches are giving the Colorado State football team this offseason. The secondary in particular is taking advantage of the free time the summer provides. Sophomore Rashad Ajayi is getting bigger after his successful play as a true freshman. Same with Dajon Owens. Each player has a different list of tasks of how to get better.

Aztecs promote a baseball coach.

MWC Softball coaches reflect, look ahead.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, full of the latest offers and recruiting info.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly continues the 2019 preview prediction series, looking at how the wide receivers are shaping up this season.
  • Coming Wednesday: A new Peak Perspective post: A look at San Jose State’s recruiting.