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Mountaintop View 4-7-21. Familiar face, Strong 1st round? Pausing Warriors, Baseball, G5 Draft Picks.

NCAA Football: UNLV at Nevada David Calvert-USA TODAY Sports

Today is Hump-Day and with it comes the latest links pertaining to the Mountain West Conference and college sports in general. Check out what is coming your way today as the links press on.

San Jose State bringing back a familiar MWC face.

A day after Utah State’s new coach was announced, San Jose State officially announced the hiring of their new men’s basketball coach, Tim Miles. He had mixed results in his seven seasons at Nebraska, but the stakes were higher there as well. Miles is no stranger to the Mountain West, as he previously served as the head coach for Colorado State. He is also no stranger to rebuilding projects, taking the Rams from a team that went winless in the conference to a NCAA Tournament birth by his last season. San Jose State is in a similar situation and hiring a proven winner in this conference is a great move.

Can Carson Strong become a first-round pick?

In Chris Murray’s Monday Mailbag, he discusses Strong’s potential at following in the footsteps of Josh Allen and Jordan Love. His strengths are his NFL size, accuracy, arm strength, and his ability to throw the deep ball. His weaknesses would be his overall athleticism, medical history and the usual level of competition. We won’t know for a year but credit Murray for starting this train if it gains steam.

Hawaii hitting the pause button.

NCAA Baseball Tourney changes.

The Mountain West has 4 teams in the top 10 when it comes to G5 Draft Picks.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Peak Perspective: Discussing the Aftermath of the NCAA Court Hearing
  • Later today: Spartans select Miles as new men’s basketball coach.
  • Later this week: Air Force Defensive Backs Preview