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Mountaintop View 8-13-20

The descension into the abyss begins for the Mountain West :(

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Harsin: Decision to cancel 2020 season disappointing, but the right call

Monday’s heartbreaking decision has begun to settle in for players, coaches, fans, hell everyone related to Mountain West athletics. Boise State football head coach Bryan Harsin was understandably disappointed with the decision to “postpone” football, but wasn’t at odds with the ruling. Read above for details about what’s to come for the Broncos.

NCAA is college sports’ biggest problem

Wyoming football beat writer Michael Katz expresses the frustrations many of us have about college football in this column about the NCAA. It’s quite obvious the NCAA as an institution is proving quite useless, as we somehow stare at the possibility of half of college football delaying (or maybe even eventually cancelling) the 2020 season, while the other half presses on. Read above for more.

What a spring college football season could — and should — look like

Our friend Bill Connelly takes a deep dive on how spring football could work, and whether it’s realistically possible or not. My personal take: don’t get too attached to the idea, I think we’re not seeing our Mountain West teams playing football games until next fall.

Wyoming ‘might explore it,’ but don’t expect Cowboys to play football independently, athletic director says

Could Wyoming still schedule a game or two this fall? Air Force has also kicked around the idea, but Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman has warned against expecting it. This all sucks. I wish I had better news to share in this post, but it’s going to be rainy at the Mountaintop for a few months.

UNLV finances, momentum to take a hit after football season postponed

Recruiting has taken off for UNLV football under Marcus Arroyo and his new staff, but like so many across the Group of 5 scene, tough times are ahead with no football this fall. Read above for more details.

Spring football in Logan? USU AD thinks it can happen

More from Bryan Harsin


Breathe, players. Eligibility relief is coming

A player’s perspective on Monday’s news

On The Horizon:

Today: 2020 San Diego State Aztecs Team Analysis

Friday: 2020 San Jose State Spartans Team Analysis