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Mountaintop View 1-1-24. Bohl win, fixing bowl season, Graduation Percentages, Tourney Resumes, OCC Results.

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NCAA Football: Arizona Bowl-Toledo at Wyoming Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy New Year to one and all!

It’s Monday, football season is over in the Moutain West, but college basketball is up and running. Through it all, the content keeps going. Check out our original coverage and what we can find from the World Wide Web below.

Bohl ends his career with a victory.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Wyoming won a close, low-scoring game thanks to their defense and timely plays putting points on the board. In the final game of Craig Bohl’s coaching career, they won on a walk-off field goal 16-15. The offense managed one touchdown, and that wasn’t until the fourth quarter, and otherwise, they relied on their kicking game. The defense was incredible, holding a dynamic offense to 15 points. It was a very on-brand way to send out a coaching legend.

Fixing bowls and opt-outs?

Nicole Auerbach of the Athletic writes about a few different ways to attempt to fix bowl season and limit opt-outs. Among the ideas are embracing the silliness (Poptart Bowl and Mayo Bowl), and having bowls pay players to participate, and getting rid of conference tie-ins for bowl games in order to create better matchups. Other ideas discussed are getting rid of or moving the early signing period, and of course, changing the narrative to celebrate more than just playoff teams (Auerbach criticizes the media and talking heads here who only promote playoff teams).

Top Graduation Percentages.

Mountain West MBB Resumes.

Moutain West Top OCC Records.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup. January Team Recruiting Rankings
  • Later today: The Recruiting Road So Far: San Diego State
  • Later today: MBB Rankings
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Bowl Week 3
  • Coming Tuesday: Th Recruiting Road So Far: San Jose State
  • Coming Tuesday: Hike’s Peak Podcast Episode 29: Bowl Week 3
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Top Posts of 2023
  • Coming Wednesday: The Recruiting Road So Far: UNLV