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A surprising amount of football content awaits, plus some other stuff

NCAA Football: Boise State at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Where ESPN’s SP+ projects every Mountain West football team to finish in 2021

One of my favorite days of the off-season: Bill Connelly’s SP+ release day. Boise State ranks 1st, with a healthy gap between them and the 2nd place team. Fresno State is ranked higher than expected, San Jose State and San Diego State ranked low-ish. Thoughts?

Iowa’s Polasek named UW offensive coordinator

Wyoming has replaced Brent Vigen, who just left to become the head coach at Montana State, with Iowa offensive line coach Tim Polasek. It’s odd, one would think losing an OC to a head coaching job would be a bad thing, but Vigen was, uh, not well-liked among Pokes fans. Time will tell if Polasek can unlock the missing piece for Wyoming.

In 2006, Hawaii demolished a punting record

Fun trip down memory lane for Hawaii fans, featuring a record that will take some doing to be broken.

Blake Anderson finds a fresh start at Utah State after years of heartbreak ($$)

Great article on Utah State head coach Blake Anderson, who has gone through hell to reach this point in his life and career. Subscription to The Athletic required to read.

Aztecs win on Wednesday night

Wyoming adds OL coach, too

On The Horizon:

Today: 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: Fresno State

Friday: 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: UNLV