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
Can you imagine football in Logan in February?? Utah St AD John Hartwell can #Aggiesalltheway #AggiePride #NCAAFootball #COVID19 @USUFootball @USUAthletics pic.twitter.com/BaAVtRRR5I— Dave Fox (@Davefox2) August 12, 2020
More from Bryan Harsin
.@CoachHarsin of @BroncoSportsFB understands it isn't ideal to play in the spring but believes it is feasible. @CBSSportsRadio @ktik931fm @MountainWest— Zach Gelb (@ZachGelb) August 12, 2020
Full: https://t.co/UAUbwfijNq pic.twitter.com/yyR84Fi1dZ
AD Mike Bohn in a USC letter: “In my view no reasonable-minded individual could have listened to the facts presented by our medical experts and believed that we had any other option at this time.”— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 12, 2020
Bob Bowlsby: “We can look at the same data and come to different conclusions.”
Breathe, players. Eligibility relief is coming
DI Council recommends protections, adopts emergency legislation: https://t.co/z5P8OYGqYO pic.twitter.com/tSy9zuBMtQ— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) August 12, 2020
A player’s perspective on Monday’s news
What's the player perspective on the decision by the @MountainWest to postpone the fall season? @GeneDoesIt sits down to discuss the decision and all the hard work #HawaiiFB has been putting in. pic.twitter.com/oi3nCwqu7H— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) August 13, 2020
On The Horizon:
Today: 2020 San Diego State Aztecs Team Analysis
Friday: 2020 San Jose State Spartans Team Analysis