We end another work week here at MWC Connection and the focus is on new Lobo Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall as he had his introductory with the New Mexico media yesterday. See some of his quotes and we also add some reactions from Wyoming fans on the retirement of their head coach Craig Bohl. Sprinkled in are some other conference football and basketball recaps and notes. Enjoy!!
MW Football News
New Lobo Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall introductory presser quotes
Mendenhall: ‘I like to win, maybe more than anyone in the room. We want the best of everything at the University of New Mexico. They’re shouldn’t be any better ambassadors than the players. I’m grateful for the opportunity. We have lots and lots of work to do.’— Robert Portnoy (@RobTalksLobos) December 7, 2023
Mendenhall in NIL and portal: ‘I love the idea of young people benefiting from the work they put in. I’d love to build a program where the relationships are so strong, they think twice before leaving. It’s changed significantly with NIL and the portal.’— Robert Portnoy (@RobTalksLobos) December 7, 2023
Mendenhall: ‘I was able to talk team last night collectively. It’s my favorite part. They were hopeful and engaged. Nodding and eager to get New Mexico football moving forward. I’ll talk with those who have entered the portal. Then we’ll work on building the best roster we can.’— Robert Portnoy (@RobTalksLobos) December 7, 2023
Even the most strident Cowboys fans knew this day was coming at some point, but here are some of the public reactions posted on social media when the news hit.
Although new Wolf Pack Head Coach Jeff Choate says he would talk to all current assistant coaches, FootballScoop.com is reporting that 7 of the 10 will not be retained. See who has made the alleged first cutdown.
MW Basketball News
The Rams were short their two best perimeter defenders due to injuries and it showed as Denver University hit several three-pointers to take the lead at halftime. Read how Colorado State battled back in the second half to hold off the pesky Pioneers.
Nevada Sports Net’s Chris Murray lists three things that stood out in the undefeated Nevada Wolf Pack’s victory over UC Davis Wednesday night.
On the horizon:
Later today: The MWCConnection 2023 Top 10 Players
Coming Monday: Mountain West Recruiting Roundup 12-11-23.