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Mountaintop View 4-30-20

Player endorsements, position preview, interviews, more Jordan Love!

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NCAA group supports player endorsement plan

Who doesn’t love a news bomb not related to COVID-19? Yesterday, the NCAA’s top governing body said they support a plan to allow athletes to sign endorsement contracts. Read above for the details. We’re all doomed, now all the elite recruits are only going to sign with top Power 5 schools. Wait...

Why NCAA changes won’t only benefit top-tier schools like Alabama

Interesting article that lays out an argument for why this change from the NCAA isn’t necessarily a bad thing for smaller schools, using Boise State football as an example.

Off-season Outlook: ‘Extremely Special’ Washington steps into the spotlight at STUD

Show goes on as we wait for more guidance on the 2020 season. That doesn’t stop position previews. The Idaho Press Tribune’s B.J. Rains takes a look at Boise State football’s defensive end/outside linebacking unit, with a special focus on a potentially special player in Demitri Washington, the player tasked with replacing Mountain West defensive player of the year Curtis Weaver. Read more by clicking the link.

The Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love Situation is Déjà Vu All Over Again

This story will never go away in football circles. The Mountain West’s Jordan Love certainly didn’t ask for this, but his ascension from unheralded recruit to 24-hour sports news cycle is complete after he was selected by Green Bay in the first round of the draft. Packers have neglected to draft a skill position player for Aaron Rodgers in the first round for his entire duration in Green Bay. Read above to see how Love is involved with history repeating itself.

Zane Meeks takes a look back on his freshman campaign with the Wolf Pack

Title says it all. Click the link to watch the full interview

Mountain West Media Days won’t be the same this summer

Ducks, Aggies, flying cars

Yes, we’re all bored. I’m a sucker for the Rainbow helmet.

On The Horizon:

  • Coming Thursday: 20 UNLV Games to Watch During Quarantine
  • Coming Thursday: Unanswered Questions #8 Football Season Timeline
  • Coming Friday: MWCConnection Roundtable: Who are the 2021 draft picks in the conference?