Mountain West Articles

Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Congratulations, WakeyLeaks. Wake Forest’s game-plan breach from a highly unlikely source — radio analyst and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod — managed to make already-paranoid college football coaches even more paranoid....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Boise State Broncos head into the 2017 college football season in a familiar place: favorites by most to play for the Mountain West title. The Broncos return a young, but talented team led by Brett Rypien, one of the better quarterbacks in the...
J.P. Scott
4 months ago
Jake Bentley, South Carolina Gamecocks Football
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. And if you need any evidence, take a look at last...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
The 2016 season didn't end well for Boise State football. After losing the season finale to Air Force, the Broncos missed out on appearing in the Mountain West's championship Game. As if that wasn't bad enough, they were subsequently...
J.P. Scott
4 months ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Cougars Football
Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.   That’s the luxury afforded to 6'2", 277-pound blue-chip defensive tackles who are blessed with enough speed to...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Tom Herman
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Boise State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Penn State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
ESPN College Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Football
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. But with the 2017 season right around the corner, Athlon Sports is continuing its countdown to Week 1 by evaluating all 130 coaches and ranking them from best to worst.  ...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Frank Ginda, San Jose State Football
Brent Brennan is a rookie head coach, but his ties with San Jose State run deep, so he knows full well the task ahead of him. The Spartans won just four games last season, but this team could be hard-pressed to match that given the question marks...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Chason Virgil, Fresno State Football
Fresno State has turned to one of its own, as Jeff Tedford has been given the task of turning his alma mater around. The former California head coach is inheriting quite the rebuilding project, as the Bulldogs were abysmal on both sides of the ball...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Herschel Walker, Georgia Football
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
James Butler, Nevada Football
Nevada hired veteran offensive coordinator Jay Norvell as head coach following a 5-7 season that saw both sides of the ball struggle. Norvell’s impact on the Wolf Pack offense may not be instant with uncertainties at quarterback, running back...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Devonte Boyd, UNLV Football
UNLV has made incremental improvement under head coach Tony Sanchez, as the Rebels went from three wins in 2015 to four last season. So are five victories (or more) realistic this fall? Sanchez has eight starters returning from an offense that was...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Kent Myers, Utah State Football
Utah State’s impressive streak of six consecutive bowl appearances came to an end last season, as the Aggies stumbled to 3-9. Getting back to the postseason could be a difficult task for head coach Matt Wells and company with only eight...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Garrett Hughes, New Mexico Football
New Mexico’s steady improvement under head coach Bob Davie reached a new level last season as the Lobos went 9-4, tied for first in the Mountain West Mountain Division, and beat UTSA in the New Mexico Bowl to close the campaign out. The Lobos...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Dru Brown, Hawaii Football
Nick Rolovich had quite the debut as Hawaii’s head coach, leading his alma matter to its first bowl game since 2010. The goal for 2017 is to finish above .500 and he has most of his offense returning. The defense is undergoing another...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Tim McVey, Air Force Football
Air Force won 10 games for the second time in three seasons in 2016 but is tasked with replacing a ton of experience. Head coach Troy Calhoun appears to have the perfect quarterback to run his option-based offense, but the Falcons will need to come...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Josh Allen, Wyoming Football
In head coach Craig Bohl’s third year, Wyoming surprised many by going 6-2 in Mountain West play and earning a spot in the conference championship game. The Cowboys have a quarterback that NFL scouts are going to pay close to attention to,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Rashaad Penny, San Diego State Football
San Diego State has consistently been one of the Mountain West’s top teams under head coach Rocky Long and is coming off of back-to-back conference titles. The Aztecs will remain a threat once again, but will look different after the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Brett Rypien, Boise State Broncos Football
San Diego State has claimed back-to-back Mountain West titles, and coach Rocky Long’s team begins 2017 in great shape to repeat. The Aztecs should be solid on defense once again, with the offense expected to lean heavily on the one-two punch...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago

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