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Tim DeRuyter releases statement on Chris Pryor

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"Chris Pryor was a walk-on freshman football player for us. Up until this incident we had no negative dealings with him on or off the field. When we were alerted of this yesterday we took the threat seriously. We worked with the Fresno State Police Department to contact Chris. As a result of Chris' actions, he has immediately been dismissed from our football program," DeRuyter said.

Air Force's Troy Calhoun is an underrated head coach

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"They're actually a multiple formation, multiple concept offense," said New Mexico head coach Bob Davie, a long-time college defensive coordinator. "They're not Navy or Georgia Tech, where they're in double-slot (formation) a majority of the time. The thing that they do great is that it's too elementary to say they're just a triple option team. You have to spend a majority of your week preparing for triple option and they may not run any triple option against you. They'll be in the I-(formation). They'll run spread, no-huddle, uptempo. They have a bank of offenses. In some ways it reminds me of Nebraska when Tom Osborne was winning all those championships. It's depending on the quarterback and their personnel, and they can get in and out of so many different things."

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports

Drew Brees is high on Garrett Grayson

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"It’s always a process for a young quarterback coming into an NFL program, running a new offense, the speed of the game, just all the things that kind of come with jumping up to the next level," Drew Brees said. "Like I said, today was the first day I’ve been around him, so I can’t say that I know him that well. But I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen so far."

The New Orleans Advocate

Sporting News previews Utah State

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Utah State is picked for second in the Mountain West Conference Mountain Division behind Boise State and projected to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Bowling Green. Chuckie Keeton is picked as the all-league quarterback while Nick Vigil is projected as a first-team linebacker. JoJo Natson is listed as the best athlete, LaJuan Hunt as the most elusive running back and Vigil as the hardest hitter. The Aggies' recruiting class was ranked fifth in the MWC.

Deseret News

Well...so much for that Potential Quarterfinal upset...

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Potential Quarterfinal Upset: New Mexico over Boise State; The Lobos hit a huge rough patch in conference play, but most of their losses were in close games. Thomas and Mack is also known as "The Pit West" because Lobo fans travel well to Vegas making it seem like a home game for the Rebels. Boise State is a great team but they live and die from Derrick Marks and from the three. New Mexico is good enough defensively to give Boise issues and the crowd will be a huge factor in this game.

http://www.mwcconnection.com/2015/3/8/8162609/mountain-west-tourney-early-preview-who-could-win-it-all

Bill C's case for FCS teams in the FBS

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"If there is a better case for promotion and relegation than this, I would like to hear it. At best, Purdue belongs in the MAC right now, and at worst, EWU belongs in the Mountain West."

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/9/9/6125953/college-football-stats-notre-dame-michigan-ameer-abdullah

Boy, It's a good thing Jeremy isn't a politician...I was rummaging through some old posts when i...

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Boy, It's a good thing Jeremy isn't a politician...I was rummaging through some old posts when i found my Uni-Obsessed logo post. Negative reaction led to questions which led to this: this logo Is not changing Mountain West Connection The best site for MWC sports! SB Nation Denver Follow me on twitter! Inside The Utes by Jeremy Mauss on Jun 6, 2011 7:27 PM PDT via mobile up reply actions Oh how so many things have changed...but I love our new logo

We've heard from thousands of DirecTV subscribers who don't receive Pac-12 Networks and wonder...

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We've heard from thousands of DirecTV subscribers who don't receive Pac-12 Networks and wonder whether they'll miss out on their teams' most important games of the football season. We have worked around the clock to make sure that doesn't happen, but with only a few hours remaining before the kickoff of the season, we're writing to inform our fans that we do not have a distribution agreement with DirecTV. This means Pac-12 fans who subscribe to DirecTV are in jeopardy of missing all 35 football games scheduled for broadcast on Pac-12 Networks, beginning Thursday night. As you may have read, DirecTV believes that all Pac-12 fans will be satisfied by the games they can watch through other networks. We know this is not true, based on the thousands of calls and emails we've received from you, particularly from fans of teams that other broadcasters don't typically feature. We also know that the other networks offered by DirecTV won't broadcast 20 of the Pac-12's conference games, starting with the Cal/USC matchup on September 22. If you're one of the fans who won't be satisfied without Pac-12 football, or our more than 135 men's basketball games and hundreds of other live events, we recommend finding Pac-12 Networks with another television provider. The good news is that most Pac-12 fans have options. These fans can switch their television service to one of the more than 30 distributors that offer Pac-12 Networks, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox. These providers offer Pac-12 Networks' full season lineup, including some of the most thrilling games of the season and TV Everywhere viewing online, on the iPad and on smartphones later in the season. In just the first four weeks, Pac-12 Networks will feature all 12 schools, including appearances by #1 USC and two appearances by both #5 Oregon and #21 Stanford. Every weekend thereafter we will have at least two premiere conference matchups, all of which will have postseason implications.

Pac-12 sends out open letter to urge fans to switch networks. This means the Cal vs. Nevada will more than likely not be seen if you have DirecTV

There are 11 DAYS UNTIL THE SEASON STARTS! I'm going to start a 10 day countdown with Mountain...

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There are 11 DAYS UNTIL THE SEASON STARTS! I'm going to start a 10 day countdown with Mountain West football's greatest moments. If you have any suggestions, leave in the comments below. Any of your suggestions could be used.

MEDIA DAYS UPDATE: After behaving during the student-athletes live chat, I decided to have my fun...

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MEDIA DAYS UPDATE: After behaving during the student-athletes live chat, I decided to have my fun with Fresno State QB, Derek Carr... Comment From Anonymous "For Derek: Is this the year that the Boise State flag in your apartment that David put up, coming down?" His response was excellent: "Derek - We haven't beat them in a long time, but Boise State is definitely circled on the calendar at home, Oct. 13. I feel it is time to take that flag down soon. Since I got married a month ago, my wife is decorating our house and it clashes with the color scheme." Whatta guy!