Mountain West Wire

Discussing the latest news in Mountain West football, basketball, recruiting and also some nonsense with Jeremy Mauss, Matt Kenerly, and others from time to time.

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2021 San Jose State Football Preview
81 min
2021 Mountain West media days; Will realignment...
77 min
2021 Air Force Football Preview
73 min
2021 Fresno State Football Preview
65 min
t2021 Wyoming Football Preview
61 min
College Football Playoff Expansion Will Help Mo...
74 min
2021 Colorado State Football Preview
75 min
2021 Boise State Football Preview
79 min
2021 Utah State Football Preview
77 min
2021 San Diego State Football Preview
71 min
2021 Nevada Football Preview
93 min
What college basketball rules should be changed...
86 min
Mountain West Football spring football wrap up
64 min
How did the Mountain West fare in the NFL Draft?
62 min
NFL Draft, college football playoff expansion, ...
70 min
Reviewing Mountain West Transfers; plus relatin...
61 min
NFL Draft talk with Justin Melo
41 min
What is the ceiling of each West Division team?
58 min
Grading the Mountain West basketball coaching h...
48 min
What is the ceiling of each Mountain Division f...
78 min
March Sadness For The Mountain West
64 min
2021 NCAA Tournament Preview: Can San Diego Sta...
60 min
New Mexico finds its coach, UNLV loses a coach
45 min
Final Bracketology update; recapping Mountain W...
48 min
2021 Mountain West basketball tournament preview
60 min
2021 Mountain West Football Schedule Released
58 min
PODCAST: Four-Bid Mountain West Dream Is Over
82 min
2021 March Plaidness Breakdown, Prediction
71 min
Mountain West is making up a whole lot of baske...
70 min
How does initial SP+ rate Mountain West football?
82 min
Opting out of conference tournaments present wi...
72 min
What will Wyoming's offense look like with new ...
58 min
Mountain West Tournament Needs To Get Creative
66 min
New Mexico opting out of the basketball season?
67 min
Clear Top Four In Mountain West Basketball
64 min
Grading Mountain West First-Year Coaches; All-S...
69 min
Utah State, Boise State Are Now At The Top
71 min
Mountain West, American realignment talk
61 min
Boise State or San Diego State: Who Should Be N...
65 min
Big picture look back at the 2020 Mountain West...
56 min
Questions about NET rating; that weird Colorado...
63 min
Arizona Bowl recap, transfers/returns, Boise St...
56 min
San Diego State Should Be Ranked; Boise State I...
59 min
Previewing Arizona Bowl between Ball State and ...
27 min
Early Mountain West bowl recaps; Boise State fo...
47 min
New Mexico, Idaho Potato Bowl Previews
42 min
Mountain West football title game recap; Colleg...
72 min
Will Bryan Harsin and Boise State leave the Mou...
11 min
A Mostly Non-Conference Look Back At Mountain W...
81 min
2020 Mountain West Championship Game Preview
73 min
What type of coach is Utah State getting in Bla...
30 min
2020 Mountain West Football Week 15 Recap
74 min
2020 Mountain West Week 15 Football Preview
87 min
2020 Mountain West Football Week 14 Recap
76 min
2020 Mountain West Football Week 14 Preview
82 min
Week 13 Mountain West Football Recap
82 min
2020 Week 13 Mountain West Football Preview
68 min
Week 12 Mountain West Football Recap
44 min
2020 Mountain West midseason football show
43 min
Week 12 Mountain West Football Preview
78 min
San Diego State, San Jose State basketball prev...
65 min
Week 11 Mountain West Football Recap
61 min
2020 Week 11 Mountain West Football Preview
63 min
Nevada, New Mexico Basketball Preview
38 min
Week 10 Mountain West Football Recap
89 min
Week 10 Preview: Air Force canceled, New Mexico...
56 min
Mountain West football preview: Boise State vs....
63 min
2020 Mountain West Football Week Nine Recap
61 min
2020 Week 9 Mountain West Football Preview
75 min
2020 Week 8 Mountain West Football Recap
60 min
Fresno State, Colorado State Basketball Preview
59 min
2020 Mountain West Football Week 8 Preview AKA ...
96 min
Mountain West Football Projections Part 2
73 min
2020-21 Air Force, Boise State basketball preview
64 min
2020 San Diego State Football Preview
66 min
2020 Fresno State Football Preview
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the 2020 Fresno State football season. The Bulldogs have a new head coach in Kalen DeBoer but he is no stranger to Fresno State fans as he was the offensive coordinator during the 2018-19 seasons which saw Fresno State go to a pair of Mountain West title games.</p><p>The offense will have a new quarterback which should be better than last year in the race to replace Jorge Renya and it should be an upgrade for whoever gets the job. The running back group is deep with Ronnie Rivers and the return of Jordan Mimms from injury. The wide out group is deep but an emerging star is still up in the air.</p><p>The defense was not up to standards in 2019 and with returning talent like linebacker Justin Rice who is one of the best defenders in the league, and the defense should take a step forward and no longer be near the bottom of the Mountain West but rather improve to at least average, if not better.</p>--- Send in a voice message: this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
74 min
Mountain West Football Projections Part 1
67 min
Air Force routes Navy in opener, schedule release
70 min
2020 Colorado State Football Preview
70 min
GAME PREVIEW: Air Force vs. Navy
33 min
Mountain West Football Is Back!!
53 min
Mountain West Is Leaning To Play Football This ...
49 min
Does it matter if AAC plays football while Moun...
47 min
What we will miss from no Mountain West football
54 min
Figuring out how a college basketball season ca...
College hoops will have plenty of bubbles
69 min
Brandon Huffman discusses the impact of recruit...
How will recruiting be impacted with COVID-19 changing college football this fall
45 min
2020 San Jose State and UNLV team previews
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to take a look at what have been for the UNLV and San Jose State's football season. These were the two teams we did not get to before the Mountain West decided cancel the fall season. We go through each team and what could have been by going through the rosters of each team. A big takeaway was that San Jose State has things going in the right direction and could have caused some noise in 2020. UNLV would under a new head coach has a lot to work on, especially a defense that has given up over 30 points per game for basically forever.</p> <p>We start the show discussing some news with New Mexico which is being sued by the family of Nahje Flowers who took his own life and the lawsuit alleges that head coach Bob Davie overruled doctors that said Flowers should not be playing but was forced to anyways.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
82 min
Who should Mountain West teams root for?
<p>Matt and Jeremy are back to take a look at some comparisons of teams that are similar in style, play and historical for the upcoming season. We run through the teams and do our best to comp Group of 5 and Power 5 teams to get on the bandwagon now. We also go through some news with transfer portal updates and who could go where, plus could the league see seniors pass on their final year if a spring season is not really in their best interest.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
61 min
What will Mountain West football look when it's...
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to discuss the decision that the Mountain West made which was to cancel football in the fall with the plan to push it back in the spring. We dive into why that decision was made. Losing the season is a gut punch even if it was expected by a lot of people. There is a petition to get college football back for the Big Ten but that seems to be short-sighted with the medical evidence we know and a lot we do not know.</p> <p>We also go through many options of how a Mountain West spring football season could be done safely. They include a showcase, monthly games, rivals only and a shortened season of seven games.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
67 min
MAC, Mountain West are sitting out football thi...
<p>Jeremy is joined by James Jimenez of <a href="//">Hustle Belt</a> who covers MAC sports as the assistant site manager and creative director. We go over the reasons behind MAC canceled the football season and if it was the right choice (which is the right move). Health was clearly at the top as to why to not play football from both leagues, plus with actual football not happening yet, we don't know how much COVDI-19 will be transferred once the players get in close contact. We also discuss if there is anyway a spring season can happen safely even without a vaccine for coronavirus.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
67 min
Mountain West announces new football schedule; ...
<p>Jeremy and Matt discuss the new schedule for the upcoming Mountain West football schedule which is an eight-game league slate plus two non-conference games. This allows Air Force to schedule Army and Navy but the league says teams can schedule up to two more games, so there will be some teams that play anywhere between eight and 10 games. Then they discuss if there will even be a college football season with the MAC not playing this fall and UConn also forgoing football this fall.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
42 min
Colorado State football facing myriad of allegi...
<p>Matt and Jeremy are joined by our Colorado State writer Josh Fredlund to discuss the allegations put on the Colorado State. The issues started with COVID-19 protocols allegedly being violated by the coaching staff. That started an investigation but that was not all. There are also allegations of racial issues within the program. There are a lot of players and coaches who back new head coach Steve Addazio so there is something going on in the program. There is a lot to figure out and the school is looking into the football department and the athletic department as this is not all encompassed within the athletic department.&nbsp;</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
45 min
2020 Boise State Football Preview
<p>Matt and Jeremy are back to preview the 2020 Boise State season. As of now, the Broncos have a full 12-game slate so we preview as normal. While this Boise State team does return 11 starts back from both sides of the ball there seems to not be any regression and possibly even an improvement over last year.</p><p>The quarterback spot is one of the deepest in the league with starter Hank Bachmeier returning for his second year and he should take a big step forward, assuming he remains healthy. Running back is deep as well led by George Holani also heading into his sophomore season, the wide receiving group does lose talent but there is talent back. The offensive line and defensive line are the biggest question marks heading into the season. The former while losing four starters had plenty of backups who started in 2019, plus a few transfers who will help shore up that line.</p><p>The defense loses some big names and usually every year there is a name that people aren't really familiar with that step up for a huge season and that should be the case this year.</p><p><br></p>--- Send in a voice message: this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
87 min
2020 Nevada Football Preview
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the Nevada Wolf Pack team. This Nevada squad brings back a lot of its talent from last year and couple that with a strong November and this team could be in contention to win the West Division. The team now has just one quarterback in Carson Strong and he is entrenched as the starter and he did play in 10 games last year. There are other pieces as well that include one of the best WR's in Elijah Cooks, the entire offensive line returns and its two top running backs. That should be a success for a breakout offensive season.</p><p>The defense returns 10 starters and if they can build upon consistency and be about average then that will allow the Wolf Pack to make a bowl game and challenge for a Mountain West title.</p>--- Send in a voice message: this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
69 min
Air Force Loses QB Donald Hammond III
<p>Jeremy and Matt provide a quick update to Air Force football with QB Donald Hammond III <a href="">no longer in good standing</a> and likely will not be with the Falcons team this year. This is a huge loss as Hammond was going to be our first-team quarterback and offensive player of the year, so the Falcons losing him is a big deal for their success in 2020.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
12 min
2020 Air Force Football Preview
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the Air Force football season which is already down one game with the Purdue cancelation. The Falcons do lose a lot of talent, eight total starters, but their offense returns their key players in two of the best offensive lineman around, QB Donald Hammond III, and its top two running backs. The defense will have issues in the secondary with most of those starters gone and as per usual, if the Air Force defense can be just above average in yards per play allowed this team will very much compete for a Mountain West title.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
78 min
What will the Mountain West football schedule l...
<p>Matt and Jeremy are back to talk about the tumultuous upcoming college football season that is looking less and less not normal. The Pac-12 and Big Ten have announced that they are going with only conference games and that hurts the Mountain West by losing 15 games. The two discuss what a Mountain West football season will look like and what the most likely option could be.</p> <p>They also discuss any and all options, including getting in regional games that include BYU.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
57 min
2020 Utah State Football Preview
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the 2020 Utah State which is a team that has a unique identity for this upcoming year. There is a new quarterback in Henry Colombi, a new starting running back in potential breakout star Jaylen Warren, the defense is brand new and there is a new offensive coordinator in Bodie Reeder who comes over from North Texas.&nbsp;</p> <p>The schedule could be the biggest hurdle for the Aggies team in making a bowl game. They have Washington, Washington State and BYU in non-league play, and in the two cross-division games are San Diego State and Nevada. Looking at games in a vaccum there are a lot of winnable games but the layout of the schedule does not help.</p> <p>There is no key returning defender for the Aggies but there is usually a standout everyone will know, but we just don't have a real good idea who that can be. Also, head coach Gary Andersen is relying on a number of transfers to fill the defensive holes. This season could be wild for Utah State.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
69 min
Trying to predict the college football season
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to take a look at what the upcoming college football season will look like now that athletes are back on campus. With players back for workouts in a small and divided group, there are still people resting positive for COVID-19 and these are non-contact workouts. How can the season go on as planned if non-contact activities cause some COVID-19 positive tests? What goes on when there has to be physical contact to play actual football.</p> <p>There will be an attempt to have a normal season but it will be tough if the virus keeps spreading the season will be shortened, condensed and, who knows, maybe even canceled.</p> --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
62 min
2020 Hawaii Football Preview
<p>Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the Hawaii Warriors 2020 football team which will, if nothing else, be an exciting team to watch in the Mountain West. They have a new head coach in Todd Graham and also lost a lot of offensive talent in Cole McDonald and the top three wide receivers but there is potential with who is returning and replacing those players. There is the go-go offense which people should look up and get to know and that unique style of play. As for the defense, they just need to take a small step up to help this team overall. The defensive line need more of a pass rush or disruption to help out the entire unit.</p><p>Hawaii has the talent to be a contender in the West Division if things go well and repeat as division champs.&nbsp;</p>--- Send in a voice message: this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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