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Mountaintop View 6-24-21

Magazine predictions, basketball updates, one-on-one interview with MWC coach, and more...

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Mountain West Football 2021 Predictions

If you don’t want your magazine viewing spoiled, look away. Athlon posted their 2021 MWC predictions. Thoughts? Picks are mostly chalk across the board. Fresno State the consensus sleeper team. Boise State coming out of the Mountain Division is a typical pick, and to be fair the Broncos have come out of that division every year since 2017. The West, on the other hand, has been more up for grabs. Will Nevada live up to the hype? Or will a sleeper shock again much like 2019 Hawaii, 2020 San Jose State did?

Marcus Williams’ departure, his replacements and the one-time transfer rule: Jeff Linder dishes on Wyoming’s offseason roster moves

Look no further than the case study of Wyoming men’s basketball for an example of potential negative fallout from the transfer portal. Wyoming identified Marcus Williams and appeared to have a burgeoning superstar, only to see him transfer to a P5 program. Read the article above to see head coach Jeff Linder’s take on the Cowboys off-season.

Lobo basketball head coach looks at team’s future

Former Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino’s arrival in Albuquerque signals a much-needed brand new era of New Mexico men’s basketball. Read above as Pitino looks to the future.

Peak Perspective: One-on-one with Tim Miles, SJS’ new men’s basketball head coach

I don’t often plug our own stuff, but it’s also not often we post interviews with active MWC coaches. Check out Vic’s interview with new San Jose State men’s basketball coach, Tim Miles.

Congrats, Mahala and Eric!

A new era begins...

More accolades for the dynamic Aggie

On The Horizon:

Today: Outside Look at the MWC: David Gardner

Friday: The MWCConnection Roundtable: Which MWC Coach has the most to prove in 2021?

Friday: Friday Night Lights Review S1E17