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Mountaintop View 8-18-21. 30 under 30, Wolf Pack shuffle, Lobo QB, Falcon GameDay, Woman of the year.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 03 Navy at Air Force Photo by Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We are at the mid-point of the week 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.

30 coaches under 30.

247 releases their annual post featuring the 30 best coaches under the age of 30. After featuring 5 such coaches last year, the Mountain West has one lone representative this year. That single coach is A’Lique Terry, who was hired to be the offensive line coach at Hawaii this offseason. He comes as a GA from Oregon and will be in his initial year as a full-time coach but has done great work with offensive linemen so far.

Will staff shuffle unlock the Wolf Pack defense?

Nevada sure hopes so. The defense has lagged behind the offense for the past few seasons, but this year could be different. They only have four full-time coaches on defense, one less than almost every other team, and moved their DC Brian Ward off his natural spot of LB to share DL duties. The idea is this allows him to oversee the entire defense more, with the other three coaches overseeing each unit of the defense. How will the experiment turn out this year?

The Lobos name their starting Quarterback.

Falcons going on College GameDay?

MWC Woman of the Year nominees

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Peak Perspective: Ranking the 2021 MWC Defenses.
  • Later today: 2021 Colorado State Season Preview
  • Thursday: 2021 San Diego State Preview
  • Friday: MWCConnection Roundtable: Which team will have the best defense in the Mountain West this season?
  • Friday: 2021 Boise State Season Preview