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    Mountain West Football Week 7 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 95:58

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview Week 7 of Mountain West football. This week is a full on conference-only slate with all 12 teams facing off in six games. A few of the big ones are Fresno State vs. Wyoming which will be an offensive vs. defensive matchup of epic proportions. The other game that could help shape the division race on the Mountain side of things is Boise State taking on Air Force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 6 Mountain West Football recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 66:27

    Jeremy and Matt are back to recap everything from Week 6 of Mountain West football play. There was an upset like Boise State upending BYU or Air Force showing off its passing game to beat Wyoming. Colorado State's defense had a great game and its offense should up as well to defeat San Jose State. San Diego State took care of business over New Mexico, and Nevada's Carson Strong had six touchdowns in its win over New Mexico State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 6 Mountain West Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 70:31

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview Week 6 of Mountain West football which features just five games as conference play gets heating up. The big non-conference game is BYU hosting Boise State in what could be interesting if only the Cougars go with their third-string quarterback due to injuries to Jaren Hall and Baylor Romney. Air Force taking on Wyoming is going to be the first leg to determine who wins the Mountain Division. Colorado State vs. San Jose State will tell us a lot about these two teams. Such as, are the Rams going to keep playing well above average defense or are they going to revert to how they played against South Dakota State and Vandebilt. San Jose State's offense has sputtered and the starting QB is not yet determined. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mountain West Football Week 5 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 55:23

    Jeremy and Matt are back to recap Week 5 of Mountain West football. The conference is all over the board which makes this season very exciting. The league games are surprising so far with Hawaii upsetting Fresno State and Nevada getting its first win at Boise State in over two decaces. He also see a lot of promise in the losses from Utah State to BYU and also UNLV dropping a close one to UTSA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What will the Mountain West look like in the next five years?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 46:42


    In this episode, Jeremy, is joined by Matt Brown who runs the excellent Extra Points newsletter (go subscribe) to discuss the latest in realignment and how it is impacting the Mountain West. The current report is that Colorado State and Air Force are leaving for the AAC, and possibly as early as next week. We discuss why this is happening now as the American is losing multiple members and looks to be a lesser league. This might just be a preemptive move, as the other realignment rumors are that the Big 12 will add even more teams in the next few years with Boise State and possibly even San Diego State getting the call-up. Plus, a look at what the Mountain West could look like over the next decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Week 4 Mountain West Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 90:50

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the fourth week of Mountain West play. The games are starting to feature league matchups with a pair of conference games this week with Fresno State vs. UNLV and Boise State taking on Utah State. The whole slate has a mixture of very winnable games vs. FCS teams, a likely blowout against a top 10 team, and a few interesting games like Air Force vs. Florida Atlantic, New Mexico vs. UTEP and San Jose State vs. Western Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 3 Mountain West football recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 106:09

    Jeremy and Matt are back to recap the third week of the exciting week of Mountain West football. The big wins came from Fresno State and San Diego State each getting a win over Pac-12 schools is huge for the conference. Utah State and Wyoming are surprising us in different ways. Colorado State got a win led by its defense but UNLV is still struggling quite a bit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 3 Mountain West Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 117:15

    Jeremy and Matt are back for an extensive show for Week 3 that features 10 games including a pair of conference games. Every game is on Saturday and will be a very long day of football, which is amazing. The two conference games are Utah State vs. Air Force and Hawaii vs. San Jose State, so there will be an early look at the conference race. There are also a few games vs. Power 5 conference that could be winnable with San Diego State hosting Utah, Nevada going to Kansas State, and Fresno State going to the Rose Bowl to face off against UCLA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 2 Mountain West Football Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 89:02

    Jeremy and Matt are back to go over the second weekend of Mountain West football which overall was a solid week but there were a. few clunkers like Colorado State blowing a two-touchdown lead vs. Vanderbilt, Hawaii's slow start and UNLV's offense struggling a lot. The positives were Wyoming putting up half-a-hundred and needing it all, Air Force's defense dominating Navy and a trio of confident wins over FCS teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 2 Mountain West Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 97:47

    Jeremy and Matt are back to go through 11 Mountain West games and it all starts Friday night with a pair of games before a nine-game slate. There are plenty of options for some Power 5 upsets with Colorado State hosts Vanderbilt, Hawaii at Oregon State, and San Diego State at Arizona. Plus, what teams will bounce back from a Week 1 loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 1 Mountain West football recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 84:44

    Jeremy and Matt are back to go over the first full week of Mountain West play and go over all of the games with the good and the bad. There were a few FCS upsets and none more shocking than Colorado State losing to South Dakota State. Despite UNLV's loss, there is potential and the same goes with Fresno State that couldn't overcome its early deficit to Oregon. The rest of the weekend was up for some teams like Nevada who beat Cal or down like Boise State who gave up a three touchdown lead and lose their game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 1 Mountain West Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 79:51

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the Saturday slate of eight games within the Mountain West. There is a trio of games against the Pac-12 vs. Oregon, USC, and Washington State. What are the odds that the league will win one of those games? There are a few FCS games in the mix as well with some of the Mountain West teams wanting to ease into their 2021 slate. With it being opening weekend, do your best to watch as many games as possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 0 Recap; Early Week 1 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 88:01

    Jeremy and Matt are back to recap Week 0 which featured three games in the Mountain West, plus we get into the early Week 1 games that are Thursday and Friday. In the openers, we go over what we liked in Fresno State's 45-0 victory over UConn as it showed the defense and offensive line are doing well, even if against a bad team. Hawaii looked lackluster and had the same problems as last year in its 44-10 loss to UCLA, then San Jose State seemingly found every receiver open in its easy win over Southern Utah. Week 1 of the early game is mostly FCS matchups but the big one is Boise State traveling to UCF in a much anticipated matchup of Group of 5 powers. Expect the game to feature a lot of points and really good quarterback play, but it might come down to what defense can make a stop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 0 Mountain West Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 88:49

    Jeremy and Matt are here to FINALLY preview the opening weekend of college football that features three Mountain West games with Fresno State hosting UConn, Hawaii at UCLA, and then San Jose State bringing in Southern Utah. The two also go over some last minute fall camp news from across the league, and also how the Alliance between the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 could impact the Mountain West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Mountain West football mega preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 91:26

    Jeremy and Matt are back to do one last preview for the upcoming season. They go over some of the bigger news as fall camps are underway, bold predictions, random prop bets, best games to watch, potential Power 5 upsets and a whole lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 UNLV Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 84:18


    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview their final Mountain West team in UNLV. The Rebels are coming off a tough 0-6 year under Marcus Arroyo's first season. This second year allowed him to have a standard spring and fall camp heading into 2021. There is some talent on this team with Charles Williams at running back, WR Kyle Williams, and LB Jacoby Windmon to name a few. The defense brings nearly everyone back so that unit must get better, then there is the quarterback position that is still up in the air between Justin Rogers and Doug Brumfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    2021 Hawaii Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 70:59

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the upcoming Hawaii football season. The Warriors have a slew of new coaches on the offensive side with some moving on to different jobs. The players on offense are led by QB Chevan Cordeiro, do-everything Calvin Turner and wide receiver Jared Smart. The running game needs improvement as does the deep-ball threats in this offense.e The defense is going to be a strong unit as it brings back nearly every starter last year from a unit that could scheme with the best in the conference, so look for them to take a step forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 New Mexico Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 77:11

    Matt and Jeremy are back to take a look at the second year of the Danny Gonzales era which got off to a better than expected start during the pandemic-filled 2020 season. The Lobos were close in nearly every game and ended the season on a two-game winning streak. A lot of the 2021 season could be determined on if Kentucky transfer Terry Wilson is the answer at quarterback. Also, the defense is a concern but with Gonzales and Rocky Long being really good defensive coaches should see a better output this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 San Jose State Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 90:18

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the upcoming San Jose State season and the biggest question is can the Spartans be as good as last year or live up to the hype. Going undefeated again is hard but will SJSU take a fall? A few positions that San Jose State needs to be sorted out are wide receiver since a few key players moved on, plus the running game needs to be more consistent. The defense should be as good if not better with players like Cade Hall, Tre Jenkins and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Mountain West media days; Will realignment impact the Mountain West?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 85:07

    Jeremy and Matt are back to discuss the Mountain West media days and everything that happened over the past few days. The duo discuss how the media voted on the order of finish with some oddities. The big conversation about how the league will handle teams who can't play because of COVID-19. With a vaccine available there will be forfeits if teams can not field enough players, so what are coaches to do. Also, how will the rumored Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC eventually impact the Mountain West? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Air Force Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 81:26

    Matt and Jeremy are back to preview the Air Force Falcons upcoming season. The Falcons offense is what it is with a run-option element as its highest priority and success. Air Force does lose its entire offensive line, including a pair of offensive lineman who were all-league players. The running game should be fine and led by Brad Roberts but there are some concerns. The offense does have some different weapons with tight end Kyle Patterson who could provide wrinkle. The turnbacks returning on defense, though, could make the difference for this team as there were many key players back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Fresno State Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 73:43

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview another Mountain West team and it is the 2021 Fresno State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have an offense that could rival as the best in the conference and will win them a lot of games. The downside is that their defense is not as strong and could lead to a many of shootouts and give Fresno State fans some anxiety in a lot of games this year that could be close and come down to the wire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    t2021 Wyoming Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 69:01

    Jeremy and Matt are back to take a look at the Wyoming Cowboys upcoming season which has the potential to be really special. There are opt outs that are returning on defense that means all 11 starters are back for that unit which will contend for the best in the Mountain West. The Cowboys also decided on its quarterback with Sean Chambers who is back after an injury and missing the majority of the shortened 2020 season. The offense should be more open in the passing game and also one of the best running back units in the conference with Xazavian Valladay and Trey Smith toting the ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    College Football Playoff Expansion Will Help Mountain West, SCOTUS Ruling, NIL Incoming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 82:19

    Jeremy and Matt are back to for a timely show during the offseason and mixed in a non-preview. This show has a lot to do with the off the field rulings within college sports, and mostly college football. The College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams and including the top six conference champions as an automatic qualifier will help the Mountain West. One question asked was should the league reach out to BYU to join? They also discuss how the Supreme Court ruling about not capping educational expenses is opening the door for other issues with the NCAA which would basically smack down its amateurism model. Also, the get into Name, Image, Likeness which is coming soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Colorado State Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 82:49

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the 2021 Colorado State football season. 2020 was basically a "whatever" season in which they played just four games with a 1-3 record. It is hard to take too much from Steve Addazio's first year due to the lack of games. There is a lot of potential on the defensive side of the ball and it could be one of the better units in the conference. The offense has some concerns with the lack of running game from last year and an offensive line that returns nearly everyone back it was not good last year. QB play could have issues with Todd Centenio who has been a career backup and when he played last year was not accurate and just overall was below average. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Boise State Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 87:28

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the upcoming 2021 Boise State football season. The Broncos have a few things for new head coach Andy Avalos to figure out. Such as who will be the starting quarterback between Jack Sears and Hank Bachmeier and finding a few more wide receivers. Assuming George Holani is healthy, the running game should be fine, and the offensive line is really good. Defensively it is an area that lost a handful of starters but they still have plenty of talent to be a top three defensive unit. The interesting thing will be how will Avalos elevate that unit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Utah State Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 85:13

    Jeremy and Matt are back for another team preview as we march toward the 2021 Mountain West football season. This team is Utah State and they have a whole lot of questions but also could be the most intriguing team in the league. They have a new head coach in Blake Anderson who came over from Arkansas State and he is bringing over a few of his former players like QB Logan Bonner and LB Justin Rice to play for the Aggies. There is potential at the wide receiving group that is deep and also the running game could be more solidified with just a regular spring and fall camp. The defensive line needs a lot of work to help an already decent linebacking group. The range of outcomes for this team in the column could vary wildly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 San Diego State Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 79:12

    Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the 2021 San Diego State football season. A few of the big questions for the Aztecs are who will play at quarterback since there are currently three options in Lucas Johnson and Jordon Brookshire and newcomer Jalen Mayden. The competition will go through fall camp before a starter is named. The hope is that the ground game will return to form with Greg Bell fully healthy and overall if the offense can be just a bit better it will help the team overall. The defense does replace some talent in the secondary with NFL departures but it should be business as usual with the next guy stepping up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Nevada Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 101:27

    Jeremy and Matt are here to begin the journey to previewing the 2021 Mountain West college football season. The first team were are previewing is the Nevada Wolf Pack as chosen by our twitter followers. The Wolf Pack are expected to have a really good year with the majority of its team back and led by its offense of QB Carson Strong, WR Romeo Doubs, RB Toa Taua and a whole lot more. The defense showed improvement from 2019 to 2020 and if that can improve a little bit more then this team has the potential to be an elite college football team. The two go through the position groups and try to find their weaknesses, as there are few and far between. They go through the schedule which is not going to be easy with the road slate being very tough with games at Cal, Kansas State, Boise State, Colorado State, San Diego State and Fresno State. Plus, the West Division is just going to be tough. If the Wolf Pack are going to do have a special season, they will have earned it with this slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What college basketball rules should be changed or proposal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 95:21

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    Mountain West Football spring football wrap up

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 72:08

    Jeremy and Matt are back to recap the final Mountain West spring football games. Those teams are mostly from the West Division which include UNLV, San Diego State, Fresno State, San Jose State, plus Hawaii. They also get into Wyoming's spring game and look at their positives and negatives from the teams that are finishing up spring football. There are a lot of positives to take from spring, and that is usually the case, but it is true for most of the teams. Nevada and Fresno State are fine tuning their game plan, Hawaii looks to have an improved defense and also Calvin Turner will be a household name with his do-everything play style on offense. Wyoming is deep on both sides of the ball but needs to figure out its quarterback who will actually be slinging the ball a lot this year,. UNLV still has a ways to go but there are some signs of life and improvement to be competitive out West. San Diego State also needs to settle on a quarterback and if they can figure out who it is and they show up well, then the Aztecs could be in the running for the West crown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How did the Mountain West fare in the NFL Draft?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 69:25

    Jeremy and Matt are back to go over the 2021 NFL Draft and how it worked out for the Mountain West. There were just three players taken in San Diego State's Darren Hall who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons as was Boise State's Avery Williams. The other pick was also from Boise State in tight end John Bates who went to the Washington Football Team. The two discuss how those players could fit into each of those programs and all signs are positive they will have an impact. They also get into the undrafted players such as former Colorado State wide receiver Warren Jackson who signed a free agent deal with the Denver Broncos. There are other UDFA's they get into and who could make an impact and likely make an opening day roster spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Draft, college football playoff expansion, spring football update

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 78:17

    NOTE: Audio at the ends drops a good amount, it is still easy to listen but you may need to up it on your end. Apologizes it couldn't be fixed because the issue was on just Jeremy's end. ---- Jeremy and Matt are back to discuss a variety of topics that include a spring update on a few of the teams like Utah State, Wyoming, and Boise State. The Aggies look to be better on defense but still need a quarterback, the Cowboys also are looking at its QB but also the returning talent is great, and Boise State is working things out with new head coach Andy Avalos. They also discuss the NFL Draft and more of the prospects that could be a surprise pick. They end on the College Football Playoff that is totally going to include more teams and in all likelihood have Group of 5 teams in the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reviewing Mountain West Transfers; plus relating Super League to college basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 68:14

    Andy and Jeremy are back to talk some college basketball. The duo start off talking about how the (likely now defunct) Super League in Europe mimics a lot how college conferences work with the rich getting richer. There is a huge disparity between power leagues and non-power leagues in how much revenue they get, but these teams that make eight-figures per year in a media rights deal to six-figure deals all play for the same title. We do get to some Mountain West talk and go over teams that made some moves in the portal and specifically the teams with new coaches like Utah State, New Mexico and UNLV. All of who have lost a lot of players but also are bringing in a lot of talent. Plus, the transfer portal and the new one-time transfer rule is discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Draft talk with Justin Melo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 49:13

    Jeremy and Matt are joined by Justin Melo who covers the NFL Draft for The Draft Network as well as the Tennessee Titans for a variety of outlets. Justin spoke with a handful of Mountain West draft picks which include Avery Williams and John Bates out of Boise State and from San Diego State, Tariq Thompson and Darren Hall. We go through what Justin learned by interviewing them and also what makes them prospects that could be selected to be on an NFL team this upcoming fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What is the ceiling of each West Division team?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 66:04

    Jeremy and Matt are back to discuss the ceiling of each West Division football team. This is not just for 2021 but looking ahead a few years down the road for each of these football teams. Can San Jose State come close to maintaining its 2020 success? Is Nevada about to go on a run of 10-plus win seasons, and what about San Diego State and the Brady Hoke era? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Grading the Mountain West basketball coaching hires

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 57:29

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    What is the ceiling of each Mountain Division football team?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 86:07

    Jeremy and Matt are back to discuss the long-term ceiling and floor for the Mountain West football teams from the Mountain Division in Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State, and Wyoming. Some near-term futures are great, some are taking a dip, and some schools it is not looking great but there is optimism with new coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    March Sadness For The Mountain West

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 72:32

    Andy and Jeremy are back to discuss the sad ending to the Mountain West in the NCAA Tournament which saw San Diego State and Utah State get sent home in the opening round. Aztecs fell to Syracuse due not being able to crack the zone while failing to hit the three-ball. Texas Tech's defense took it to Utah State and forced the Aggies to have 22 turnovers. They also discuss the UNLV hiring of Kevin Kruger and what it means for the program. Plus, we dive into some options for who would take the San Jose State opening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 NCAA Tournament Preview: Can San Diego State, Utah State advance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 69:37

    Andy and Jeremy are back to preview San Diego State vs. Syracuse and Utah State vs. Texas Tech as they look to advance in the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs are a slight favorite and the Aggies are a slight underdog. Neither team is a sure thing to win or lose which should make these matchups some good ones on Friday of the tournament. San Diego State has been on a hot streak with not losing since mid-January and they have the shooting to bust the Syracuse zone. Utah State has the best player on the court in Neemias Queta and he has the size over all of Texas Tech, and that mismatch is a reason to seriously consider taking Utah State to win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Mexico finds its coach, UNLV loses a coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 53:19

    Jeremy, Andy and Larry are back to take a look at the Mountain West coaching searches that came to an end and others that are heating up. New Mexico landed on Richard Pitino who was recently let go at Minnesota after another subpar year. He is becoming a Lobo partly due to his connection with New Mexico AD Eddie Nunez and also Bill Donovan who was Nunez's coach when Donovan was winning national titles at Florida. The move makes sense in that regards and Pitino is a fine hire as there were worse options out there but not many that were really better. It came down to Tim Miles who most recently was at Nebraska and helped build up Colorado State before. Overall, it was a nice hire. The move that almost came out of nowhere was T.J. Otzelberger leaving UNLV for the Iowa State job. This was a move up despite Otzelberger having a 29-30 record in his two years in Las Vegas. As for who will replace him, all three of us are throwing darts because UNLV fancies itself as a big time job but it hasn't been nationally relevant in a decade. One name that is safe and could work out is Todd Simon who is at Southern Utah and spent time as an assistant at UNLV, a short stint as the interim head coach, and was the Findlay Prep head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Final Bracketology update; recapping Mountain West tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 56:04

    Andy and Jeremy are back to give their final thoughts on how many Mountain West teams will make the field of 68. San Diego State earned the auto bid and Utah State seems likely but beyond that Boise State and Colorado State are poised for the NIT. With how the pandemic has been going, who knows if any of the Mountain West teams will get the call up as replacements. The two also go over the conference tournament as it went mostly as chalk. We gave some props to Wyoming and looked at how San Diego State was in full control of the title game vs. Utah State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Mountain West basketball tournament preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 69:40

    Jeremy and Andy are back to preview the Mountain West tournament that starts this week. The big question they go over is what is the best way for the conference to get more than two teams in the NCAA Tournament? Four is off the table and it might take some bracket ninja work to even get to three teams in the Big Dance. There are plenty of options they go over, including an interesting one about Nevada making it to the title game, or San Diego State falling asleep at the wheel and not advancing past the quarterfinal round. The teams that feel the most safe are San Diego State as a lock and then Colorado State, Boise State, and Utah State in that order to get into the field. Making the title game is a big deal for the non-Aztecs teams. The duo also go over the all-conference awards from our website, beat writers and the coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Mountain West Football Schedule Released

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 66:02

    Jeremy and Matt are back to take a look at the Mountain West football schedule that was recently released. The two go over the full schedule and look at what teams have it easy and what teams have it hard, spoiler: it is more hard than easy with the depth of the Mountain West this year. We pick our favorite weekends of the seasons and have a few issues with how the league set up its final few weeks of the schedule. They also get into some Colorado State spring football and tell coaches to quit comparing starting quarterbacks to NFL greats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    PODCAST: Four-Bid Mountain West Dream Is Over

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 89:58

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    2021 March Plaidness Breakdown, Prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 78:53

    This is our annual one-off and non-sports podcast. Jeremy is joined by Matt and Brandon to discuss the 2021 edition of MarchXness and this year's version is the best 64 grunge bands stemming from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. The trio go through the bracket, which you all can fill out here. They discuss what songs and bands should not belong and what is missing from the grunge, and why the heck is Weird Al in this group. We sample some songs we may have never knew the names of but certainly knew the song itself. They go through upsets, 12 vs. 5, underdogs and name recognition. They end the show going with their picks and voting for who should be crowned No. 1 of March Pladiness. Voting begins March 1, so get your brackets ready and go vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mountain West is making up a whole lot of basketball games

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 78:44

    Andy and Jeremy are back to go over the latest news in the Mountain West hoops landscape. The first big piece of news is that the conference has decided to take the off week leading up to the Mountain West tournament to make up a few missed games. The games are not a series like they have been all year but some are playing one game, some are playing two different teams, and Air Force is the only team sitting this out. The rest of the show the two get into the huge series between San Diego State and Boise State, plus Nevada going to Utah State. Those games have a big impact on who can win the conference but also can help or in some cases hurt NCAA at-large chances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How does initial SP+ rate Mountain West football?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 90:16

    Jeremy and Matt are back to talk about Bill C's initial SP+ rankings and our staff's power poll for the first crack at how the 2021 season could look like. The early perception is that the Mountain West is going to be very deep and competitive in 2021. They discuss what teams could surprise and who is overvalued and undervalued among our staff composite poll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Opting out of conference tournaments present wild scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 80:31

    Andy and Jeremy are back to talk some Mountain West hoops, or really just college basketball with Gonzaga and BYU in the WCC possibly not playing in the conference tournament which could cause some interesting scenarios like would that league still award its automatic bid to the conference tournament champion without its two best teams? That is when things get weird if that happens and bids are stolen. How would the Mountain West handle this if say San Diego State or the highest rated NET team did this? They do discuss the Jalen Johnson news about if he really quit or opted out of a season during a pandemic, it can be both. There is one big series this week with Boise State taking on Utah State and we are bummed that Colorado State and Nevada series is not going to be played this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What will Wyoming's offense look like with new OC Tim Polasek

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 66:01

    Jeremy and Matt are back after a little break to talk about some college football and specifically the return of EA Sports bringing back the video game and we discuss what we want to see in the game. We also bring on Michael Katz who covers Wyoming for WyoSports.net to discuss the new hire of Tim Polasek who comes in from Iowa to be the offensive coordinator to replace Brent Vigen who left to become the head coach at Montana State. The main question is how different the offense will be and if it will be better and take this team to a different level of offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mountain West Tournament Needs To Get Creative

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 74:55

    Andy and Jeremy are back to discuss the latest in Mountain West hoops. It starts with actual breaking news about New Mexico vs. Colorado State game getting postponed for Tuesday night and also. the Thursday game as well. This is another series that the Lobos are not playing and it is impacting the rest of their season, and others. They get into Nevada becoming a darkhorse contender and how Boise State is good but not great. Why is San Diego State getting praise from the advanced numbers? Finally, they discuss a few too many ways to make the Mountain West tournament different and unique. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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