Another day, another round of links. Enjoy what we have for you today from around the conference and the college sports world in general.
Get ready for lots of these types of posts. Athlon has released their way too early top 25 rankings on the heels of the end of the football season. As far as the Mountain West is concerned, they are shut out of the top 25 (Cincy is the highest G5 at #20), but Fresno State is #27 in the next tier and AFA, BSU, SDSU, and USU are all listed as teams to watch.
Following Friday’s meeting, Hawaii State Senator Donna Mercado Kim has announced the legislature is willing to pay the $1.275 million to buy out the remainder of head football coach Todd Graham's contract if the recent allegations made by players are true. This may seal the deal for Coach Graham’s departure
Of the American Football Coaches Association anyway. It appears the term is only for 2022 (the release doesn’t specifically state). He was voted on by his peers who attended the coaches convention this week. It’s quite an honor for him.
A big honor for Ben Thienes
Congrats to Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations @BenThienes for being named 2021 @FootballScoop Football Operations Director of the Year!— San José State Football (@SanJoseStateFB) January 11, 2022
Awarded to the nation’s top Director of Football Operations
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Final AP Rankings
On the horizon:
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The Top Posts of 2021
- Coming Thursday: The 2022 Tropical Bowl Preview
- Coming Friday: The 2022 Hula Bowl Preview