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Mountaintop View 7-10-23. No Big 12 for SDSU, New Mexico Preview, BSU Offense, Air Force, rushing yards.

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It’s Monday, and we are back at it. July is here and we are inching closer to MW Media Days. Even though it’s the dead of summer, the content keeps going. Check out our original coverage and what we can find from the world wide web below.

Big 12 not pursuing San Diego State.

Back in April SDSU AD JD Wicker told the Athletic “One or the other is going to happen” in reference the PAC or Big 12. While the PAC isn’t off the table, it has been dramatically delayed. As for the Big 12, sources told CBS Sports SDSU isn’t on their short list of candidates. Things could change rapidly, but what is clear right now is SDSU had no clear, immediate option for their future home, especially if the Mountain West continues to play hardball.

College Football News: New Mexico Preview

It’s Year Four for Danny Gonzales and this year, he is hoping his team can avoid running out of steam during the season as they have the past two seasons. A new offense can only go up from last year after finishing last in the country in scoring, and Bryant Vincent was a good get at OC and brought a QB and WR with him. There is potential there at least. On defense, the Lobos need to replace a ton of talent. The secondary should still be pretty good, and the transfers have the potential to become playmakers right away. Time will tell.

Boise State offense aims to be simple and effective.

Jordan Kaye discusses the the potential changes to the Boise State offense under new offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan. It will look much more like what Dirk Koetter was doing as opposed to Tim Plough. Disguising plays with different formations, having plays containing multiple words rather just one word, putting more on the center and less on the QB, and adjusting the scheme to fit the players should be hallmarks of the offense. Keep an eye out for those things come fall.

Air Force offense and defense was top-notch in 2022.

The Mountain West knows how to run the ball.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup with the latest news, offers, and commitments. Plus, hear from recent commits and visitors.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly:
  • Coming Tuesday: Reacts: San Diego State, Mountain West Preseason Awards
  • Coming Tuesday: Hike’s Peak Podcast Episode 3: The Top 10 Returning Players in 2023
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The 2023 Top 10 Mountain West Returning Players