Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Ohio St. co-DC Chris Ash interviews for Colorado St. vacancy

    College Football Talk "Ohio State has already lost its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job. Could a coordinator on the other side of the ball be next? According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Colorado State. Former USC..." December 21

  • UH asks for $6 million for financially struggling athletics

    Hawaii News Now "University of Hawaii leaders Thursday asked lawmakers for $6 million over the next two years to help the financially struggling university athletic department try to balance its books. UH athletics officials predict a $3.5 million deficit this year at a department that has been in the red 12 of..." December 20

  • Former four-star TE transfers from Vanderbilt to Colorado State

    College Football Talk "The Colorado State Rams don’t have a head coach yet, but they’ve already landed a big commitment. Tight end Mitchell Parsons was one of the crown jewels in the Vanderbilt Commodores’ 2013 recruiting class. The former four-star recruit was considered the nation’s seventh-best tight end prospect,..." December 20

  • Contract for new UNLV coach unanimously approved

    College Football Talk "There was a brief conversation about whether or not UNLV’s new head coach was qualified for the position of head coach, but any concern was quickly put to rest by the Board of Regents. The regents voted unanimously in favor of a contract for new head coach Tony Sanchez, thus making his hiring..." December 17

  • Marcus Mariota becomes first from Hawaii to win Heisman

    Star Advertiser "In its 80th year, the Heisman Memorial Trophy is Hawaii-bound after Saint Louis School graduate Marcus Mariota was awarded the iconic bronze statue today on national TV. The University of Oregon quarterback won the award, symbolic of being the nation's top college football player, over two..." December 14

  • Wyoming safety Xavier Lewis life-flighted to Colorado hospital, recovering from stroke

    Casper Star-Tribune "Eric Nzeocha may have saved Xavier Lewis' life. On Wednesday night, Lewis -- Wyoming's 6-foot, 195-pound sophomore safety from Aurora, Colorado -- began having difficulty speaking in his apartment in Laramie. Nzeocha, his roommate as well as a sophomore tight end on the team, immediately..." December 13

  • UNLV finalizing agreement to hire Bishop Gorman High's Tony Sanchez

    SI - College Football "Bishop Gorman High's Tony Sanchez is in the process of finalizing an agreement to become UNLV’s new head coach, according to a source. Sanchez, 40, won his sixth consecutive Nevada Division I state championship and capped a 15-0 season at the Las Vegas powerhouse on Saturday. He also likely..." December 09

  • Report: Chow to remain Hawaii’s head coach, AD will resign

    College Football Talk "Heading into the 2014 spinning of the coaching carousel, conventional wisdom had Hawaii’s athletic director firing head coach Norm Chow. Instead, it’s the former who has found himself without a job. While nothing is official quite yet, the Honolulu Advertiser is reporting that Chow will be..." December 09

  • Sources: Florida AD to meet with Colorado State coach Jim McElwain

    Yahoo! Sports "A private jet carrying Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley was en route to Colorado on Tuesday afternoon for a presumed meeting with Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain, sources told Yahoo Sports. According to FlightAware.com, a private jet left Jacksonville, Fla., this morning and..." December 02

  • Sources: Colorado State coach Jim McElwain a leading candidate for Florida job

    Yahoo! Sports "Colorado State coach Jim McElwain has emerged as a leading candidate for the Florida vacancy, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports Sunday. McElwain and Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley discussed the Gators job Saturday night, sources said. Information has been gathered on McElwain by..." December 01

  • Utah State WR suspended after soliciting a prostitute

    The Herald Journal "A Utah State University football player has been indefinitely suspended from the team for violation of team rules on the same day police reported he was seeking sexual favors from a prostitute. According to Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen, 20-year-old Gregory Hayden Weichers was issued a..." November 05

  • Wyoming leading tackler Nzeocha doubtful to return this season

    Casper Star-Tribune "Wyoming senior linebacker Mark Nzeocha, who was injured in the Cowboys' 27-20 overtime loss to San Jose State on Saturday, is doubtful to return this season, head coach Craig Bohl said. Nzeocha -- a 6-foot-3, 239-pound senior -- leads the team with 59 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles...." October 23

  • Utah State quarterback situation is in bad shape after Darell Garretson injury

    Mountain West Connection "The Utah State Aggies not only suffered a 16-13 loss to the Colorado State Rams but they lost quarterback Darell Garretson to a wrist injury that knocked him out in the third quarter. Garretson was seen wearing a sling and having an ice pack on his injured wrist. Prior to leaving the game,..." October 21

  • Wyoming suspends second-leading rusher

    College Football Talk "Saturday’s Gameday for most FBS players, but it won’t be for one member of the Wyoming football program. In a press release, first-year Cowboys head coach Craig Bohl announced that running back D.J. Mays has been suspended for today’s game against San Jose State. The reason given was, as..." October 19

  • Jarrod Lawson of San Jose State suspended, won't face Wyoming

    San Jose Mercury News "San Jose State sophomore running back Jarrod Lawson didn't travel with the team to Wyoming after being suspended for the second time this season because of a violation of team rules, a team spokesman confirmed Saturday. Lawson, a Valley Christian-San Jose product and the team's leading rusher..." October 19

  • Hawaii RB Joey Iosefa suspended three games for DUI Arrest

    Mountain West Connection "After his DUI on Sunday morning in Honolulu, Joey Iosefa will be suspended for three games, head coach Norm Chow announced on Tuesday. The Senior running back was arrested at 5 a.m. Sunday morning in downtown Honolulu on suspicion of drunk driving, where he failed a sobriety test and blew a..." October 16

  • Hawaii RB Iosefa facing possible 3-game suspension for suspected DUI

    Star Advertiser "Based on precedent, University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa is expected to face at least a three-game suspension following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving on Sunday morning. Iosefa was released after posting a $500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on Nov...." October 14

  • Bronco WR Matt Miller likely done for year

    Idaho Press-Tribune "One of the most prolific pass catchers in the history of the Boise State football program may be done with his collegiate career. Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said senior wide receiver Matt Miller will undergo surgery to fix a ligament in his ankle today, an operation that appears likely to..." October 14

  • Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton likely done for the year

    CBSSports.com "If you were hoping that Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton would play again during the 2014 season, don't hold your breath. Utah State announced Wednesday evening that Keeton's season is likely over. “Chuckie's health is our top priority and he has not been cleared to play by our medical..." October 01

  • Pair of Fresno State DBs, including Arizona transfer, quit team

    College Football Talk "Fresno State’s secondary depth took an unexpected twin hit Tuesday. According to head coach Tim DeRuyter in a press release sent out late Tuesday night, both cornerback Bryan Harper and free safety Justin Holmes have decided to quit the Bulldogs football team. The moves apparently came from out..." October 01

  • Hawaii QB Jeremy Higgins is done for the year with a fractured left hand

    Mountain West Connection "Your dream of a quad-system Quarterback group at Hawaii may be coming sooner than we think. It was announced on Monday that Senior QB Jeremy Higgins is done for the season with a fracture in his left (throwing) hand he sustained in Saturday's loss to Colorado. "It's really a tough deal and..." September 23

  • USU gets good news on Chuckie Keeton injury front

    College Football Talk "Thanks to what transpired in 2013, Utah State and its fan are rather cognizant of any type of injury scare when it comes to Chuckie Keeton. Fortunately for USU and its followers, this latest one’s just that, a scare. Probably. In the first half of USU’s win over Wake Forest Saturday, Keeton..." September 16

  • Hawaii loses linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams for season; running back Joey Iosefa for 4-6 weeks

    The Score "The dreaded injury bug has hit the University of Hawaii in a big way as the Warriors announced that linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams suffered a torn ACL against Oregon State Saturday that will end his season, according to College Football Talk. Running back Joey Iosefa also fractured his right..." September 10

  • Utah State wide receiver Brandon Swindall out for the season with torn Achilles

    The Deseret News "As expected, the medical news involving Utah State’s Brandon Swindall wasn’t good. USU head coach Matt Wells announced Tuesday afternoon that after an MRI, it was determined that the junior wide receiver has a torn Achilles tendon in his left foot and will miss the rest of the 2014..." September 10

  • Fresno State football kicker Colin McGuire Leaves the Program

    Mountain West Connection "The Fresno State Bulldogs have plenty of issues on their plate headed into next Saturday's game against the Utah Utes, but this one was unexpected: Colin McGuire, a sophomore from Austin, Texas, has left the program according to Robert Kuwada of the Fresno Bee." September 03

  • NCAA sued over number, length of football scholarships

    SI - College Football "Former Colorado State kicker Durrell Chamorro sued the NCAA last week in a class-action suit, seeking damages for Division I football players who were affected by the now-defunct rule banning multiyear scholarships, reports CBSSports.com’s Jon Solomon. The NCAA passed a rule in 2012 which..." September 02

  • Fresno State WR Dillon Root suspended for season opener

    SI - College Football "Fresno State receiver and kick returner Dillon Root has been suspended for the team's Aug. 30 season opener against USC for violating athletic department policy, according to reports. Root switched to receiver in the spring after playing defensive back last season. He also averaged 21.5 yards..." August 25

  • Hawaii AD: 'Very real possibility' football program shuts down

    SB Nation "The school is facing a steep operating deficit. The University of Hawaii's football program may shut down as a result of tough financial conditions, athletic director Ben Jay said at a Board of Regents meeting Monday afternoon. The University reportedly holds a $2.1 million deficit this..." August 19

  • With rape charges dismissed, pair of Lobos return to team

    College Football Talk "The long road back for two New Mexico football players is complete. Tuesday, UNM’s athletic director, Paul Krebs, confirmed that running back Crusoe Gongbay and cornerback SaQwan Edwards have been reinstated to the Lobos football team. Gongbay was originally charged with two counts each of..." August 13

  • Jim McElwain, other coaches sign extensions with Colorado State University

    Denver Post "Colorado State on Monday confirmed that football coach Jim McElwain, women's basketball coach Ryun Williams and volleyball coach Tom Hilbert all had agreed to new deals with the university. In his statement following his Friday firing, former athlethic director Jack Graham cited among his..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Alabama transfer Dee Hart officially joins CSU Rams' backfield

    Denver Post "Running back Dee Hart, the transfer running back from Alabama who three years ago was one of the top-rated high recruits in the country, practiced with Colorado State Monday and will be eligible to play for the Rams this season and in 2015. Hart's imminent arrival was no secret, but CSU coach..." August 05

  • AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    The Gazette "U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a..." August 03

  • Coeur d'Alene linebacker commits to Boise State football

    Idaho Statesman "Coeur d'Alene High football player Drew Berger committed to play at Boise State on Wednesday afternoon, he told the Idaho Statesman. The 6-foot-1, 223-pound senior is projected as a middle linebacker at Boise State and is considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com. Berger said his only..." July 31

  • RB Dee Hart transferring from Alabama to Colorado State

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Orlando Dr. Phillips running back Dee Hart confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he is officially transferring to Colorado State to finish his college football career. Hart, who graduated from Alabama in June, had left the Crimson Tide football program and was looking for a new beginning..." July 31

  • Utah State WR Ronald Butler arrested for DUI

    Cache Valley Daily "Police arrested Utah State football player, Ronald Butler early Sunday morning for driving under the influence. Police records show the 22-year-old Butler was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and improper lane change, both class B..." July 15

  • Boise State football player arrested by police

    KTVB "oise Police arrested Mathew Boesen, a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Boise State football team, on Thursday evening. Boesen has been charged with misdemeanor inattentive or careless driving and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers. He was booked in the Ada County Jail on..." July 12

  • SDSU’s Jake Fely Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility from NCAA

    San Diego Newscape "San Diego State announced Thursday that football student-athlete Jake Fely has been granted a sixth-year waiver request by the NCAA. The waiver will allow Fely, who will now be classified athletically as a junior, to compete in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Fely has appeared in 33 games over..." July 04

  • Former USC QB Max Wittek still wants to go to Hawaii

    Mountain West Connection "Former USC quarterback Max Wittek really wants to come to Hawaii and play in the 2015 season, and says that there is a "good possibility" that he will walk-on at Hawaii, per the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Wittek failed to graduate this summer and he must now sit out a year and have one year to play..." July 03

  • Rape charges against Lobo football player, CNM student are dropped

    Albuquerque Journal "Rape and kidnapping charges filed against a UNM football player and another college student were dropped Monday. Charges against Crusoe Gongbay, a Lobo running back, and Ryan Ruff, a Central New Mexico Community College student are no longer being pursued, said George Anthony Bleus, Ruff’s..." June 24

  • Scholarship delay led to some Hawaii players sleeping in locker room

    CBSSports.com "Life as a student-athlete sure is great sometimes. You get your education paid for, you get to continue playing sports, and occasionally you even get to sleep in a locker room because a delay in your scholarship funds keeps you without any money for over a week. Wait a second, that last part..." June 15

  • Offensive lineman transfers to Arkansas from UNLV because of APR rule

    Yahoo! Sports "Cameron Jefferson is now an Arkansas Razorback. The former UNLV offensive lineman transferred to Arkansas Saturday and will be immediately eligible to play. He's eligible because UNLV is ineligible for a bowl game. “We're thrilled to add Cameron Jefferson to the Razorback football program,”..." June 02

  • Utah RB Lucky Radley to walk on at SDSU

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Aztecs had great success with a pair of graduate transfers two years ago -- Oregon State transfer Ryan Katz won the starting quarterback job, and USC transfer Brice Butler finished his one season at San Diego State as the Oakland Raiders' seventh round selection in the 2013 draft. This..." June 02

  • Former Oregon quarterback Damion Hobbs bound for Utah State

    Oregonian "Former Oregon redshirt freshman quarterback Damion Hobbs has found a new team to play for, and it's the school he considered playing for all along. Hobbs told the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday that he will transfer to Utah State, the school he says he strongly considered out of Cedar Hill,..." May 29

  • Ex-Oregon QB Jake Rodrigues transferring to SDSU

    CBSSports.com "Former Oregon quarterback Jake Rodrigues will reportedly transfer to San Diego State . Rivals.com's Aztec Sports Report cited sources in reporting Rodrigues had already filled out the necessary paperwork with the Aztecs and had been approved by the school's compliance office. Per the report,..." May 26

  • NCAA grants UNLV receiver extra year of eligibility

    College Football Talk "The offseason has not been too kind to the UNLV football program, but the team did get some good news on Friday. As reported by Las Vegas Sun, the NCAA has awarded wide receiver Maika Mataele an extra year of eligibility, giving UNLV a little more depth at the receiver position in 2014. The..." May 24

  • Boise president says he was calling out SEC, Big Ten commissioners

    CBSSports.com "For the record, Boise State president Bob Kustra was calling out Jim Delany and Mike Slive on Wednesday. In a criticism of NCAA reforms distributed to media, Kustra -- somewhat cryptically -- referred to “two of the conferences taking the lead in calling the shots for the others.” Kustra..." May 24

  • Boise State president blasts NCAA reform in letter to media

    CBSSports.com "Boise State's president issued a scathing criticism of NCAA reforms Wednesday night, seemingly accusing the commissioners of the SEC and Big Ten of “calling the shots.” Bob Kustra spent more than three pages ripping Big Five conferences in an email sent to media outlets. The correspondence came..." May 22

  • Linebacker Pint to transfer out of Boise State football program

    Idaho Statesman "Sophomore linebacker Andrew Pint has decided to transfer out of the Boise State football program. He has not decided on a destination. He was one of nine returning scholarship linebackers competing for two lineup spots. "I just want to get a fresh start somewhere that I can make a big..." May 19

  • Ex-Hoosier QB says he’ll play for Wyoming

    College Football Talk "Four months to the day his decision to transfer from Indiana became public knowledge, Cameron Coffman has found himself a new place to call home. In an Instagram posting — replete with photoshopped picture — the quarterback wrote he’s”[e]xcited to announce that I will be going to Wyoming” and..." May 17

  • USC quarterback can't transfer to Hawaii

    Star Advertiser "USC quarterback Max Wittek will not transfer to the University of Hawaii -- or any other FBS school -- this summer. Wittek had sought to transfer, with Texas and Hawaii as his top destination choices. But Wittek will not complete work on his bachelor's degree until December. If he had earned a..." May 17

  • Colorado State's Kevin Davis, Josh Lovingood granted extra year in football

    Reporter Herald "Colorado State's football program received good news this week as the Mountain West conference granted medical hardships for both linebacker Kevin Davis and defensive lineman Josh Lovingood. "We were grateful the league OK'd medical hardships for both Kevin and Josh," CSU head coach Jim..." May 16

  • NCAA rules restrict fans from helping homeless athlete

    KTVB "Since “A Suitcase and a Dream,” the life story about future Boise State football player Antoine Turner aired on KTVB on Sunday, May 11, a number of viewers have reached out asking if they can assist the 21-year-old who is currently homeless. NCAA rules prohibit most types of help, especially..." May 13

  • Trinity grad Dalyn Dawkins transfers to Colorado State

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Dalyn Dawkins, a Trinity High School product who played a season at Purdue, told The Coloradoan newspaper on Thursday morning that he's transferring to Colorado State University. Dawkins, the nephew of former Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins, played sparingly for a one-win Boilmakers team as..." May 08

  • USU’s Chuckie Keeton ‘CLEARED… for action’

    College Football Talk "The rehab from a significant knee injury kept one of the most dynamic playmakers in the college game on the sidelines for spring practice, but that won’t be the case moving forward. Late last week, Chuckie Keeton revealed on his Instagram account that Utah State’s medical staff has medically..." May 04

  • Another Lobo player arrested on rape charge

    College Football Talk "An alleged sexual assault that has already seen one New Mexico football player arrested and charged has seen one of his teammates caught up in it as well. According to the Associated Press, cornerback SaQwan Edwards was charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration late Tuesday night...." May 01

  • San Jose State's Jared Leaf still in critical condition after suffering burns in fire

    San Jose Mercury News "San Jose State linebacker Jared Leaf remains in critical condition as he recovers from second-degree burns suffered in an apartment fire last week. His family released a statement Monday through San Jose State expressing their appreciation for the outpouring of support. "On behalf of Jared's..." April 28

  • Fresno State locks up Tim DeRuyter through 2018

    College Football Talk "Fresno State has locked up head coach Tim DeRuyter to a contract extension running through the 2018 season. The contract includes incentives for academic and competition goals as well as a bump in base salary. The contract includes a buyout clause as well. “We are elated and encouraged with the..." April 25

  • Chuckie Keeton is cleared after tearing ACL

    Mountain West Connection "Utah State Aggies can rejoice! Starting quarterback Chuckie Keeton -- and national treasure -- took to his Instagram to announce that he is back and ready to go for this upcoming season: 7 months ago what I thought was a tragedy happened to me. With the grace of God I stand today a new person..." April 25

  • Brandon Connette to Transfer to Fresno State

    Mountain West Connection "The rumor mill surrounding former Blue Devil Brandon Connette can slow to a halt now, courtesy of the man himself. Connette visited Fresno State yesterday afternoon and made the move official this evening, and players on Tobacco Road and in the Central Valley have been effusive with their..." April 25

  • ‘Personal reasons’ cost Wyoming another player

    College Football Talk "With spring practices across the country ending, so too are the careers of some players at those particular schools as transfer season is once again in full swing. One of the latest to suffer a bit of a personnel hit is Wyoming, which announced Tuesday that Nico Brown – not to be confused with..." April 23

  • Lobos’ RB Gongbay charged with rape, kidnapping, suspended from team

    Albuquerque Journal "Crusoe Gongbay, who was expected to be the New Mexico Lobos’ starting running back in the fall, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration and has been suspended from the team, UNM announced. Gongbay is facing two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of..." April 22

  • Report: Former Duke QB to visit Fresno State

    College Football Talk "Former Duke quarterback Brandon Connette is looking to move closer to his family back home for his final year of eligibility. Fresno State needs a starting quarterback. The two could be a match just waiting to seal the deal according to a report. Connette will visit Fresno State next week and..." April 16

  • Derek Carr says he's 'absolutely' best QB in draft

    CBSSports.com "Derek Carr is one of the top quarterbacks in a draft class without a clear-cut top guy. Coming out of Fresno State, he's got a lot going for him. Including confidence. Carr said on NFL AM Tuesday morning that he's "absolutely" the best quarterback in this class. "Absolutely. And I say that..." April 15

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  • UNLV's appeal of postseason ban denied

    CBSSports.com "In 2013 UNLV football reached its first bowl game since the 2000 season. Now, with the 2014 season still four months away, we already know the Rebels won't be repeating the feat this season. The school announced Thursday that its appeal of a postseason ban due to a low APR score has been..." April 10

  • Boise State RB Baltazar transfers to Wazzu

    College Football Talk "Chris Petersen and a handful of assistants moved from Boise State to the state of Washington this offseason to take over the Huskies football program. Another individual with Broncos ties has now moved on to the same state as well, albeit a couple of hundred miles to the east. Washington State..." April 10

  • Likely starter at RB granted release by Colorado State

    College Football Talk "With leading rusher Kapri Bibbs leaving Colorado State for the NFL, it was thought that Donnell Alexander would be first in line to replace the talented running back. Unfortunately for head coach Jim McElwain and his offensive coaching staff, they’ll be forced to look at other options to fill the..." March 31

  • Hawaii looks to ex-Army assistant to fill coaching hole

    College Football Talk "With two holes on his Hawaii coaching staff left to fill, Norm Chow looked to the other side of the country to fill one of those openings. The school announced in a press release late this past week that Chow has hired Wayne Moses as the Rainbow Warriors running backs coach. Moses spent the..." March 31

  • Nevada freshman Tucker Melcher battles brain infection

    USA Today "Tucker Melcher, a freshman wide receiver on the Nevada football team, is in the intensive care unit at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center fighting an infection in his brain. "There's brain swelling. It's a waiting game," an emotional Bubba Melcher, Tucker's dad, said Tuesday. "… The next..." March 27

  • Former Boise State QB Nick Patti transfers to UCF

    College Football Talk "When it was reported in mid-January that Nick Patti would be leaving the Boise State football program and transferring elsewhere, it was speculated said elsewhere could very well be UCF. Two months later, the AAC school has indeed become that elsewhere. While UCF has not yet confirmed his..." March 26

  • Kale Pearson and his repaired knee should start at QB for Air Force

    The Gazette "Kale Pearson wants to make an announcement to all those wondering about Air Force's starting quarterback position. "This is my senior year, and this is going to be my job," Pearson said Wednesday a few minutes after watching the Falcons engage in a spirited, and sloppy, scrimmage at District 20..." March 25

  • CSU Rams coach Jim McElwain wants Garrett Grayson to be a great QB

    Denver Post "With Garrett Grayson playing well down the stretch last season and seemingly entrenched as Colorado State's starting quarterback, Rams coach Jim McElwain isn't going to be fielding questions after each spring practice about the state of the quarterback race. "Isn't that nice?" McElwain said..." March 25

  • Colorado State losing QB to transfer

    College Football Talk "With Colorado State set to commence its second spring practice under head coach Jim McElwain, the Rams have seen the quarterback position take a hit in both depth and experience. At his pre-spring press conference Monday, McElwain confirmed that Conner Smith has decided to leave the football..." March 24

  • Derek Carr played himself into first round after Pro Day

    NFL.com "A large crowd that included representatives from all 32 teams gathered for Fresno State’s pro day Thursday. No NFL head coaches were present, but each team had at least two or three reps, including the Vikings, who sent offensive coordinator Norv Turner and general manager Rick Spielman. The..." March 23

  • Air Force football looks for improvement with O-coordinator Mike Thiessen

    Denver Post "Offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen isn't just looking for Air Force to be better this fall. The former Falcons quarterback is looking for Air Force to show dramatic improvement from last season's 2-10 record, the worst in Academy history. "Coming off the season we had, 3-9 would be better,..." March 19

  • Injuries at cornerback have Air Force exploring depth

    The Gazette "Jordan Mays entered his final round of spring practices at Air Force expecting to return as a backup safety. He did not figure he'd be lining up as a starting cornerback. Injuries to projected starters Justin DeCoud and Gavin McHenry have left the Falcons scrambling at cornerback, sliding Mays..." March 07

  • Aztecs' LB Fely working back to first string

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A year ago, Aztecs middle linebacker Jake Fely was coming off his sophomore season as the unquestioned leader of the defense, San Diego State’s second leading tackler and a returning second-team All-Mountain West selection. All hopes for a big junior year died when Fely broke his foot in the..." March 04

  • Adam Muema turns back up in Florida wearing clothes from NFL Combine

    SB Nation "The former San Diego State running back hadn't been heard from since abruptly departing the combine for religious reasons. As quickly as he disappeared, Adam Muema has surfaced. The former San Diego State running back turned back up on Friday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael..." February 28

  • Ex-LSU QB Stephen Rivers interested in Aztecs

    College Football Talk "Depending on how things play out over the next couple of weeks, there could be a pair of Rivers flowing through Qualcomm Stadium this year. During a radio interview Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, San Diego State head coach Rocky Long confirmed that (almost) former LSU..." February 28

  • Muema tough to track since combine

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Several people have expressed concern this week over the whereabouts and well-being of Adam Muema, the former San Diego State running back who, citing religious reasons, skipped activities this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine. Sources said Tuesday afternoon that Aztecs coaches haven't..." February 26

  • Former CSU Rams star Kapri Bibbs sets course to make it in NFL

    Denver Post "For starters at the NFL scouting combine, Kapri Bibbs could not overlook his introduction. The college football nation got to know Bibbs as a running back during his breakout sophomore season at Colorado State, where he tied for the NCAA major-college lead with 31 touchdowns rushing and ranked..." February 26

  • Mike Thiessen sees nothing new in offensive coordinator role he now holds by himself

    The Gazette "So, what does senior tailback Jon Lee think of Air Force's switch to Mike Thiessen as the lone offensive coordinator? "I always thought he was the sole coordinator," said Lee, clearly unaware that a change had taken place. Thiessen, who has been part of a three-headed co-coordinator team for..." February 25

  • CSU Rams hire former Wyoming DB to strength-and-conditioning position

    Denver Post "Colorado State announced Tuesday that Michael Ray, a former defensive back at Wyoming, has been hired as CSU’s assistant strength-and-conditioning coach. Ray spent the past three years as Wyoming’s assistant sports-performance coach. He replaces Rashard Harris, who was named head..." February 25

  • Air Force football closes the book on last season as spring practice begins

    The Gazette "Events that occurred between Aug. 31 and Nov. 30 were a taboo subject as Air Force began spring football practice on Wednesday. "It's 2014," safety Christian Spears said. "We don't have much to say about last year." The Falcons' 2-10 season was one in which almost all that can go wrong, did..." February 21

  • Air Force Falcons begin spring football practice with strength in mind

    Denver Post "It's not surprising that strength is the first thing Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun is asking for in the process of leaving behind the worst record in the academy's 57-year history. The Falcons finished 2-10 overall (0-7 Mountain West) last fall and began spring practice Wednesday trying..." February 21

  • San Jose State football loses coach Greg Lewis to Pittsburgh

    San Jose Mercury News "San Jose State lost another assistant coach on Wednesday when the University of Pittsburgh announced it hired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis for the same position. Lewis was preparing to enter his second season on the Spartans' staff. This will be Lewis' third stop in three seasons in..." February 20

  • Falcons shake up responsibilities for football coaching staff

    The Gazette "Titles and responsibilities received a thorough makeover as Air Force released its new coaching roster in advance of the beginning of spring practice. Mike Thiessen will take over as the sole offensive coordinator - a position he split with three others last year - and Steve Russ will be the..." February 19