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Mountaintop View 8-26-19

Wild Week 0, Broncos have a QB, Athletic previews, Love for Spartans, Love on Rome.

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NCAA Football: Hawaii at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

IT’S GAME WEEK!!! Hawaii opened things up on Saturday, but every other team will finally be in action before the week is over. To keep you entertained between now and then, we have a full set of links and a full week of content coming your way. Enjoy!

Hawaii make Week 0 one to remember.

Football is back people! Hawaii football is always a wild ride and Saturday was no exception. They torched the Arizona State defense time and time again but it still came down to the last second on none other than a defensive play by the Warriors. As easy as the offense looked at times, they also shot themselves in the foot just as often with interceptions and fumbles. Even so, the MWC is know 1-0 over the PAC-12.

Boise State finally names a starting QB.

After weeks (and really months) of battling and speculation, the Broncos much-publicized QB battle appears to have a winner. Hank Bachmeier, the true freshman who enrolled in the spring, will start in the opener against Florida State. He was rated the #6 QB recruit and a 4-star in the 2019 class. Coach Harsin cited his quick growth and rarely making the same mistake twice as factors that gave him the edge.

The Athletic previews and predicts the MWC.

Chris Vannini gives his predictions in the MWC. He’s got Boise State over Fresno State, Cole McDonald and David Woodward as players of the year, Tedford as COY. He also thinks Hawaii could be a dark horse, provided they survive their opening schedule as a pseudo PAC12 team. He has Bob Davie on the hot-seat and Bulldogs DC Bert Watts as the top assistant to keep an eye on.

Love is ready to lead the Spartans’ turnaround.

Josh Love, the “other Love QB” in the Mountain West, has his sights set on leading the Spartans to taking a step forward in their program overhaul. The hope is that he will have more developed weapons around him and protection that will keep him healthy (missed 4 games last season due to being in the concussion protocol. 39 sacks don’t help that. Love seems motivated as a senior to leave a positive mark. His endurance makes him easy to root for.

Jordan Love talking to Jim Rome

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, full of the latest recruiting news.
  • Later today: Film Study: A look at how Hawaii was able to beat Arizona.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly looks at Week 0.
  • Coming Tuesday: Peak Perspective: The Bold Predictions of 2019
  • Coming Wednesday: Week 1 Bowl Projections.
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The Anatomy of a Turnover.