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2017 Mountain West Football thread

Discussion in 'Mountain West Conference' started by BoiseStateFan27, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. BoiseStateFan27

    BoiseStateFan27 Sir Member

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    Guess this is the next thing now

    with spring games going how is this season potentially looking for all of you?
     



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    Tough to tell for Boise with so many starters out this spring. Basically the entire offense except for Rypien was out. I feel like your avatar might be accurate though unfortunately. The ship seems to be sinking.
     
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    The rest of the Mountain west actually looks like it will be strong, meanwhile we lose quite a bit of production from last year

    Our schedule is crazy difficult, every road game prevents a difficult challenge, we have a short week prior to playing the option offense of New Mexico, and Air Force who always beats us isn't even one of those teams we play on the road so add a home loss to the mix.

    As I've looked at the schedule I honestly see 4 losses at least, not really much to look forward to
     
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    The only easy road game is Fresno. I agree. I see an 8-4 regular season and likely a third year in a row with no divisional, let alone conference title. Fucking brutal.
     
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    It's horrible, and a complete waste of Rypien's talents. Hopefully he stays under the radar so we keep him one more year.
     
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    I don't think he'll come out but who knows. The WRs outside of Wilson will be a huge weakness. Not only are they inexperienced, they're not any good. Then you lose an all-world tailback and three all-conference lineman from last year. It's gonna be a struggle.
     
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    We need to utilize our tight ends more, we have a ton of talent there.

    Our line has some big losses but it didn't play well last year as it was. Luckily we always seem to find a running back hopefully that continues.
     
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    No Mountain West players drafted in the first 4 round

    at first glance this is rather embarrassing but other than the running back trio of McNichols, Hill and Pumphrey (who is undersized) the key players of the Mountain West actually return next year
     
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    It is embarrassing. I thought I read somewhere first time in 13 years that no player was selected in round one or two and latest in conference history for first player taken.
     
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    Well at least Wyoming has a potential #1 overall pick next year

    McNichols was severely under-drafted though, he should have gone earlier
     
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    I think it could be a struggle for McWeapon to even make the team. I hope I'm wrong. And Josh Allen is a big, strong armed kid, but he makes some bad decisions and will serve up some picks. I'd be shocked if he went 1.
     
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    He landed in a great spot actually, the Buccaneers have absolutely nothing at running back besides Doug Martin who is suspended for 4 games for his own troubles. McNichols will probably make Jaquizz Rodgers disposable. Koetter knew to look out for some Broncos late in the draft and as undrafted free agents. It's actually quite amazing how many former Broncos are starters in the NFL after being drafted in the 5th round or later. Ajayi and Paradis are some names to come to mind right away.
     
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    My fall looks to consist of two things......Josh Allen and beer
     
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    Opening day was actually a solid performance for this conference for a change, definitely not used to this

    Colorado State put on a fantastic display and they look like the biggest threat to San Diego State for the conference

    Hawai'i managed to pull off a win on a road trip to UMass, I actually thought they would lose that game so well done Rainbows

    San Jose State even managed to look good for a quarter