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Warriors, hardwood talk, unwatchable game, predictions, trophy.

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Happy hump-day! It’s the middle of the first week of June and football is bit less than three months away. The internet is pouring out some offseason football (and basketball) related links and here’s what we have for you today.

Hawaii with a monster running back.

Big bruising running backs are not all the rage in college football’s offenses as much as they used to be. And they would certainly seem out of place in a run-and-shoot pass-heavy offense like the Rainbow Warriors employ. Dayton Furuta is a player and the author of this article thinks he has the potential to be a dynamic force. He’s played three different positions and was a part-time starter last season but is primed for a big role this upcoming year.

How did Aztecs land Leonard?

The Mountain West has had their share of future NBA talent over the years, including Kawhi Leonard, who is looking like the best player in the NBA playoffs. Current Fresno State head coach recruited him when he was an assistant with San Diego State. He got on him early and followed him for the better part of a year. Basically, the Aztecs evaluated him and everyone else missed despite many great schools scouting him. Even then, his quiet personality was evident and the Aztecs were thinking he wasn’t engaged in them.

The most unwatchable game, choose your own adventure style.

It’s not the football offseason without SBNation offseason articles. This one takes the worst circumstances and factors to form the worst college football game possible. So follow along and see what you come up with.

Athlon makes Mountain West predictions.

Read their thoughts on who will compete for the division titles, who has the best position units, how each team will finish and who will win the MWC championship. Plus, awards and acolates.

Spartans and Warriors add a rivalry trophy to honor deceased coach.

On the Horizon:

  • Later Today: Peak Perspective: Thoughts on the redshirt rule. Which teams and players benefitted and which ones not so much?
  • Coming Thursday: Ranking Boise State’s Best Players: Number 14
  • Coming Thursday: A new Stats Corner