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Mountaintop View 6-3-19

Spartans, coaching poaching, kings, championships.

NCAA Football: Army at San Jose State Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the first Monday in June and we are rolling another batch of links for you. Check out all the stories as well as what is coming your way on our site.

More previews, this one on the Spartans.

College football news takes a look at San Jose State. There are a team with some talent at the top but the supporting case leaves something to be desired. Even after losing it’s best player, the offense still has some intriguing skill players but the o-line needs to do their job. On the other side of the ball, things haven’t been good. The linebacker unit should be solid but question marks surround the other spots.

MBB assistant coach moving schools, not conferences.

San Diego State hired a new assistant basketball coach, and he is no stranger to the Mountain West. Chris Acker has coached at Hawaii (though the MBB team isn’t in the MWC) and had most recently been at Boise State. This is the second year in a row the Aztecs has filled a vacancy from inside the conference and they got a good one in the defensive minded Acker, who also has a good track record of skill development.

Who is the king of the MWC?

Chris Murray takes a look at all the MWC sport from the past year to see which school was the best at being champions (a concept we will actually be talking about later today, with a bit of a twist to it). He discusses Colorado State as the MWC king this year as they had 6 conference championships, despite being a disaster in football... For the record, we came up with a different conclusion from a system we created.

San Diego State to host baseball championship next year.

MWC Championship moving to ESPN in great spot.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, full of the latest offers and recruiting info.
  • Later today: We roll out our 2019 All-sport conference champion.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly begins its 2019 preview prediction series, starting with a look at how the quarterbacks are shaping up this season.
  • Coming Wednesday: A new Peak Perspective post looking at how the new redshirt rule worked out for players and teams.