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Mountaintop View 11-24-21. Pay for play, helmet talk, Thompkins, championship, awards, rankings.

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It’s halfway through the week and Mountain West games are just two days away. As always, the links press on. Check out what is coming your way today and the rest of the week.

More $ less classes in the future?

Proposed changes to college football keep coming. In this one, the long rumored P5 breakaway happens, which leads to more year-round practices, relaxed recruiting rules, and thus more time for football. Potentially even less academic requirements and paying athletes. It’s all pure blog speculation for now but it’s worth the read.

In-game communication?

In an upcoming game this year, the NCAA will test out the use of in-game communication between the coach and quarterback in the QB’s helmet. The NFL has used this seemingly forever now but it has not made it’s way to college football. It will debut in the Bayou Classic between Grambling and Southern this Saturday, November 27.

Aggies Thompkins defying the odds.

A must-read.

He is small wide receiver but is putting up big numbers for the Aggies. Deven Thompkins leads all of FBS in receiving yards, yards per game and 100+ yard games. He was looking to transfer but the new coaching staff convinced him to stay by being genuine and hiring a diverse coaching staff. Thompkins is also seeing his daughter in Florida as much as possible, adding even more to his special season.

Who is still in play for the MWC Championship?

Mountain West Award Finalists.

CFP Rankings.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Week 13 Fan Rooting Guide
  • Later today: Peak Perspective: CSU Is Stuck With Addazio
  • Later today: Week 12 Bowl Predictions.
  • Thursday: Game previews.
  • Thursday: Fresno State vs San Jose State
  • Friday: More game previews coming your way.
  • Friday: Some early and late games.