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Mountaintop View 12-7-22. Rebels hire Barry Odom, All-Americans, Braasch spotlight, POTW, lots of viewers.

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It’s hump day, and signing day is just two weeks away. Plus, bowl games are next week and basketball games are happening nearly every day. To get all of that a bit quicker, take a look at today’s links, plus the content coming your way on our site.

Barry Odom named UNLV football coach.

A big factor in a new head coach was previous head coaching experience. New Rebels coach Barry Odom checks off that box. In four seasons at the helm for Missouri, he went 25-25, including 13-19 in SEC conference play, and two bowl games (or one less than UNLV has had in their history). This appears to be a step towards great consistency. It should also be noted Odom is a coach know for concentrating on the defensive side of the ball.

CFN All-American Team

College Football News released their All-American teams and quite a few Mountain West players made the freshman teams. There were representatives from New Mexico (first team), Boise State, Wyoming (second team), Boise State, Nevada, Wyoming (third team), Colorado State, Wyoming, and Utah State (honorable mention).

Braasch under spotlight for Cowboys.

Things can change in a hurry, and that is exactly what’s happening for Joey Braasch. In his third season with the team, this was the first year he saw the field. In eight games, his numbers are good for the fourth-string running back, 29 carries for 95 yards. However, with Titus Swen being dismissed from the team, plus Dawaiian McNeely and D.Q. James being ruled out for the bowl game due to injuries, Braasch suddenly finds himself as the starting running back. Opportunites can come when least expected.

T&F Players of the Week

Most watched MWC championship game ever.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Peak Perspective: The 2022 Mountain West Offensive and Defensive Team Rankings
  • Later today: Bowl Projections: The 2022 Best Positions by Team
  • Coming Thursday: Air Force Season Recap
  • Coming Thursday: The 2022 All-Coach Team
  • Coming Friday: The 2022 Top 10 Players in the Mountain West