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Mountaintop View 8-3-21. Breaking records, Ram realignment, APR changes, Olympic updates, coaching hires.

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

News is picking up as we inch closer to fall camp and actual football. Read all about it below.

Can Bronco’s Shakir have a record-breaking season?

Khalil Shakir may be the most complete and talented wide receiver Boise State has ever had, but can he get the records to show it? Last year he was on pace to set the single-season record for receptions, fall just short in receiver yards and be in the ballpark of touchdowns if he were to have played a full season. What could he end up with this year? Time will tell.

Scenarios for the Rams in realignment.

It’s a Colorado State writer so this post is looking at options for Colorado State, no matter how likely or unlikely it is the Rams are on the move. Read about the options of CSU to the Big 12, the PAC-12, the AAC, staying in a beefed-up MWC, or being left behind in a depleted MWC.

Changes coming to APR.

After years of dragging its feet, the NCAA seems to be making changes to everything. This time it’s Academic Progress Rate, or APR. It is a team-based metric that awards points every term for student-athletes who remain academically eligible for competition and stay in school or graduate, basically, the main way academics are measured for student-athletes and schools. This change is a corresponding change with the new transfer rule, in which the criteria for the automatic transfer adjustment would be available when a student-athlete loses a retention point from transferring to a four-year school.

Olympic updates

Coaching Hire.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Mountain West Media Days
  • Tomorrow: Peak Perspective: The MWC vs the AAC: 2020 Season Comparison.
  • Tomorrow: Boise State Top Player #4