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Mountaintop View 10-22-20

Football is almost here for Mountain West fans, Boise State AD moves on, and more

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Curt Apsey steps down as Boise State athletic director

This is a worthwhile read from the Idaho Press’ B.J. Rains, who was told by a prominent Boise State booster that Apsey’s movement to elsewhere in the university isn’t necessarily solely his decision. Read more above on the surprise move three days before Boise State football’s opener against Utah State.

Aztecs football notes: Cause for concern with Mountain West schedule

San Diego Union-Tribune Aztec Football beat writer Kirk Kenney makes some good points about the concern surrounding COVID-19 and this Mountain West football season. With the Colorado State-New Mexico game already canceled, some potentially turbulent weeks are ahead. Read above for that discussion and other notes about SDSU football.

What to expect from Jay Sawvel’s version of Wyoming’s defense

Wyoming’s defensive staff was raided by Nick Rolovich and Washington State this off-season, and Jay Sawvel is the man picked to continue Wyoming’s success on that side of the ball. With some key losses via graduation and opt-outs, there are some question marks, but Sawvel doesn’t expect much to change. Read more above.

Air Force will be without All-American offensive lineman because of COVID-19 protocols

Nolan Laufenberg will miss this weekend’s game against San Jose State as a result of contact tracing. Brace yourselves to see more of this as the season develops.

CSU football coach Steve Addazio was hoping to find another opponent to play this weekend

The other victim of New Mexico football’s COVID-19 troubles is Colorado State, who will be watching the Mountain West action this weekend from home. Steve Addazio attempted to find an opponent to play this weekend, but it wasn’t feasible. Enjoy this weekend of football, Mountain West fans. Things have the potential to get fishy in the coming weeks.

These are tough times for New Mexico, but Coach Gonzales is undeterred

Derrick Alston!

On The Horizon:

Today: Falcon-Spartan Preview

Today: Boise State Perspective – Utah State vs. Boise State: Three Things to Look for and a Prediction

Today: Rainbow Warrior Perspective - Hawaii @ Fresno State: Three things to look for, Prediction

Today: USU Perspective - Utah State at Boise State Preview

Friday: Friday Night Lights Review S1E8

Saturday: Week 1: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread