Mountain West sneak peek: Burning concerns, favorite players in the West
The Mountain West is a conference for familiar faces. Fresno State and San Diego State are currently run by head coaches in their 2nd respective tenures there (Jeff Tedford in Fresno, Brady Hoke in San Diego). Boise State is run by former Bronco linebacker Andy Avalos, Flying force by former Falcons quarterback Troy Calhoun, Nevada by former long time assistant Ken Wilson, New Mexico by previous Lobo linebacker (and punter!) Danny Gonzales and Hawai’i by former million backyard Warrior quarterback Timmy Chang.This is more “fun tidbit” than “helpful quality indication,” naturally. These familiar faces couldn’t stop the MWC from an all-time low average SP+ ranking last season. However they add an additional layer of narrative interest to the procedures, at least.One of these familiar faces will likely win the conference this fall, too. Tedford did so last season, and at first look it appears like a prospective rematch in between his Bulldogs and Avalos ‘Broncos could wait for in the 2023 MWC championship.Can Fresno State repeat in spite of essential modifications on offense? Can SDSU interrupt the
course towards a rematch? Can a high potential San Jose State make a charge after a couple of stagnant years? Did UNLV make the ideal choice in shooting a coach as he was making noticeable improvements? What happens after full-on Year Nos for Nevada and Hawai’i? We previewed the 6 teams in the previous MWC Mountain recently; this week
, let’s look at the 6 groups previously referred to as the MWC West.Every week through the offseason, Costs Connelly will preview another division from the Group of 5 and Power 5 exclusively for ESPN+, eventually including all 133 FBS teams. The sneak peeks will include 2022 breakdowns, 2023 sneak peeks and burning concerns for each team.