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Mountaintop View 5-24-23. Athlon All-MWC teams, Top QBs, Mattix top 10, Historic Golf, Baseball POTW

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Even though it’s the “off-season,” there is still a lot going on. Spring sports are wrapping up, and there are updates happening with the transfer portal (basketball and football). Through it all, we have you covered. Take a look at today’s links, plus the content coming your way on our site.

Athlon All-Mountain West Teams.

Yes, we have reached this part of the off-season. Athlon is one of the first publications to put out their four all-MWC teams. Boise State leads the way with 16 selections and San Diego State is right behind them with 14. Fresno State (13), Wyoming (13) and Air Force (12) all have double-digit selections. Of note, Cordeiro gets the nod at the top QB, while Boise State has two first-team running backs. Wyoming should have a strong front seven, and the conference is still deep with specialists. Also, there is still a lot of question marks in the conference at quarterback.

ESPN’s top 75 QBs of the 2000s

This may be typical off-season content, but quite a number of Moutain West QBs make the list. Current Hawaii coach and former Hawaii QB Timmy Chang is #73, while Andy Dalton is #64. Former Fresno State great David Carr is at #52 and another Hawaii gunslinger, Colt Brennan, comes in at #42, with Alex Smith of Utah pretty close at #40. Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick just misses the top 30 at #31, and the winningest quarterback of all-time Kellen Moore of Boise State is #14.

Top 10 Defensive Coordinators.

Mike Farrell is dipping into some prime off-season content with his list of the top ten defensive coordinators in college football entering the 2023 season. Normally, Group of 5 teams don’t crack the top 10, but Kurt Mattix of San Diego State makes this list. He cites a top 16 finish in scoring defense every year he’s been at the helm (since 2020), as well as stopping the run and a low third-down conversion percentage.

Exceptional Golf Finishes.

Baseball Players of the Week.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Peak Perspective: 2023 Draft Kings O/U Win Totals
  • Later today: NBA Combine Stock Report
  • Coming Thursday: Revisiting the Boise State 2019 Recruiting Class Part 8: Defensive Backs and Final Thoughts
  • Coming Friday: The MWCConnection Roundtable: Which team will regress the most in 2023?
  • Coming Friday: Friday Night Lights Review: S3E4
  • Coming Friday: Reacts Results