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Mountaintop View 7-4-22. Tons of Conference realignment and expansion talk. Plus, new coaches and future games.

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It’s Monday and we are back at it! Football news is always plentiful even in the off-season. Through it all, coverage is still coming your way today in the form of the latest news around the internet and original content later today and all of this week.

Conference consolidation is ruining what makes college football special.

Chris Vannini isn’t pulling any punches in this piece. College football is changing forever as Super Leagues are formed. TV empires appear to be dictating some if not all of these moves in order to put the product they want on the field. And after things get big, they will shrink and more teams or programs will be regulated to less relevant status. Eventually, some teams will be kicked out of the Super Conferences if they aren’t carrying their weight. But now the best parts of this sport will now be falling by the wayside in favor of big brands and money. It will go from being a unique sport to the NFL Jr.

Extra Points discusses conference expansion.

Matt Brown starts by saying he was as shocked as anyone and didn’t think major realignment would be happening anytime soon. Now that it has, he doesn’t think the Big Ten is done. Throw everything you’ve known out the window and buckle up.

Potential realignment scenarios for Colorado State.

Expect to see many of these over the next week or two, or year or two for that matter. Keep in mind no one knows anything and every program is going to line up the reasons why their team makes sense and another team doesn’t. This post looks at various scenarios. The Rams wouldn’t be one of the top teams from the MWC if the PAC-12 look to them for expansion. Same with the Big 12. On the other hand, the Moutain West could gather the PAC-12 leftovers, allowing CSU to play in a stronger conference without leaving. Bottom line here: Kevin Lytle states Colorado State had picked the worst time to play mediocre football and perhaps the hiring of Coach Norvell will turn the tide.

Broncos new golf coach.

Future Games

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup with the latest news, offers, and commitments. Plus, July Team Recruiting Rankings!
  • Coming Tuesday: Another edition of: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: How the realignment dominoes could strengthen the Mountain West.