With the world in a difficult time, I thought it would be fun to have some lighthearted reading. I present you with Mountain West coaches as Disney villains. You’re welcome.
Boise State is Hades
Most of you know that I am a Boise State fan, so this one was hard to write. But Hades is hated by all of the other gods, so this felt like the best option. For an immortal god, Hades and the Broncos lose more than they would like.
Air Force is Scar
The thorn in your side, the sneaky bad guy that comes out of nowhere. Those two traits describe Air Force perfectly. Plus, Scar and Troy Calhoun are both pretty grumpy.
Wyoming is Shere Khan
The wise, yet evil tiger describes Coach Bohl and his Wyoming Cowboys. Shere Khan is known for thinking he runs the jungle, but the rest of the animals aren’t so sure. The old dogs of the Mountain West like to think they are special, but results have proven otherwise. I also considered Lotso from Toy Story 3, because Coach Bohl reminds me of that grumpy teddy bear.
Utah State is Stinky Pete
The old toy that just wants to get played with and wants to reunite the “old gang.” I can’t think of a better way to describe the current situation at Utah State. Sometimes it’s better to move on from the past. Considering the events of the past year, I think there are plenty of Aggie fans that might agree with this.
New Mexico is Prince John
The lazy monarch that continually raises taxes and steals from his subjects. New Mexico is living off of a reputation of a basketball program that used to be really good. The school is now in significant trouble and is hoping that new coach Danny Gonzales will bail them out.
Colorado State is Gaston
Inflated image of themselves? Thinks that they are headed for bigger and better things? Gaston loses the girl and the fight; Colorado State loses football games.
San Diego State is Pete
Pete, forever a thorn in the side of Mickey Mouse. is slow and methodical and always puts up a good fight. He is stubborn and always comes back for more. Sounds a lot like Coach Hoke and the Aztecs.
UNLV is Sid Philipps
That annoying kid next door that likes fireworks. I have a feeling that this will be a good way to describe Arroyo and the UNLV football program in the coming years. Arroyo set the conference on fire with his recruiting and fancy new stadium; Sid set toys on fire.
Hawaii is Captain Hook
The tropical location made this choice a slam dunk. Todd Graham also has some similarities to Captain Hook. No matter how many times he looks defeated, he just keeps coming back for more. Hopefully, that pesky alligator doesn’t get in his way.
Fresno State is Syndrome
You know that one bad guy that likes to pretend he’s good? Or that bad guy who suffers from thinking he’s tougher than he really is? That’s Syndrome. That also describes Fresno State, a program that rises to the occasion only to fall off of a very steep cliff.
Nevada is Jafar
Have you seen Coach Norvell? I mean he kind of looks like Jafar. And I mean, Nevada has always wanted to be the king (or sultan in this case), and every time they get close they just fall short (or never get close).
San Jose State is the Heffalumps and Woozles
You know the bad guys that don’t really exist and if they do exist they are completely harmless? That is San Jose State and the “villains” from Winnie the Pooh.
Be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks as we will have plenty of material through these trying times.