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Mountaintop View 10-1-20

Practice is underway as Mountain West football looms, trouble arrives at Hawaii

San Jose State v Hawaii Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

UH football ramps up training camp as the 2020 season gets closer

The grind begins for Mountain West programs as the rush to October 24th has teams like Hawaii packing in all they can before opening day against...whoever they play. It was noted that 12-15 players are still on the mainland and when they arrive on Oahu must quarantine for two weeks. Not ideal. Head Coach Todd Graham also announced Chevan Cordeiro as the starting quarterback.

That’s what I had written ^^^ and ready to go, and then this bombshell was dropped. Not good, not good at all.

As practice continues, Broncos still waiting on a schedule

Elsewhere in the Mountain West, Boise State has returned to practice as well. Head coach Bryan Harsin isn’t expecting fairness to be involved with the new schedule, but he’s just glad the team is slated to play come October 24th. He, like every other coach in the MWC, would like to know who their opening day opponent is asap.

Brett Rypien to start for Denver Broncos against New York Jets

Remember Brett Rypien? Former Boise State quarterback, ranks 1st all-time in passing yards in the Mountain West. By passage of injuries and poor quarterback play, he’s ascended to the top of the depth chart for the Denver Broncos. He’ll take on the New York Jets tonight. Good for him.

Depleted Air Force defense ready to go ‘regardless of who we have on the field’

I mentioned last week that fall 2020 is a poor time to be looking for bragging rights. This revived 2020 season for the Mountain West is essentially an exhibition season. Why do I say that? Because of situations like Air Force. It’s not the typical even playing field. The Falcons will be dealing with an insane amount of “turnbacks” which has left their defensive depth in shambles. Expect the Falcons to score lots of points, and probably concede lots of points too this fall.

Wyoming is allowing 7,000 fans into War Memorial Stadium

Wyoming has a few opt outs this fall, and one of them is a big name

Nobody dresses for an occasion like Air Force

Hurdles remain for Fresno State

Basketball Scheduling News

COVID update from CSU

San Jose State moves practice elsewhere

On The Horizon:

Today - Bowl History: Potato Bowl

Today - It’s Navy Week!

Today - Reliving the infamous 1997 New Mexico Football Season

Friday - Friday Night Lights Review S1E5