Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • WSU Cougars to hire Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich to replace Mike Leach as head coach

    Seattle Times "A quick and concise search to find the next football coach at Washington State has apparently ended. Earlier in the week, a Spokesman-Review source indicated the Cougars had been targeting Nick Rolovich to replace Mike Leach after eight seasons and WSU finalized a deal with the..." January 14

  • Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald declares for draft

    Pro Football Talk "Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald is forgoing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. McDonald announced his decision on social media, writing, “After many conversations with coaches and family, I have decided to forego my senior year and declare for the 2020 NFL..." January 09

  • San Diego State coach Rocky Long expected to step down, Brady Hoke leading candidate for job

    Yahoo! Sports "Rocky Long’s time at San Diego State appears to be coming to an end.  After nine seasons coaching the Aztecs, Long is expected to step down from his position as head coach, sources told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. The news comes two days after Thamel reported that Long..." January 08

  • Five Candidates to Replace Matt Rhule at Baylor

    The Big Lead "Matt Rhule has left Baylor, accepting a huge contract offer to become the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers. That leaves the Bears without a head coach. Here's a look at five replacement candidates for Rhule at Baylor. Joey McGuire, Baylor (associate head..." January 07

  • Rocky Long has interest in Syracuse defensive coordinator job?

    Yardbarker "Here’s an odd report to consider: Rocky Long is said to be shopping himself for defensive coordinator jobs, including the one at Syracuse. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel shared the report on Monday and said Long is visiting Syracuse, where Dino Babers has a vacancy. " January 06

  • Curtis Weaver To Enter NFL Draft

    Yardbarker "Curtis Weaver is going pro. This week, the Boise State outside linebacker announced that he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft and forgo his senior season. “I came here as a fat boy and I’m leaving as a young man,” Weaver announced on social media. “I poured my..." January 02

  • Standout Players From New Year's Eve Bowl Games

    Sportsnaut "The college football season provided fans with a bittersweet day on Tuesday. An entertaining five-game slate of bowl games on New Year’s Eve, the final football games of 2019. While it’s sad to see football end in 2019, the year ended with a bang thanks to some incredible..." January 01

  • Arizona State defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales to become New Mexico head coach

    College Football Talk "At roughly 12:30 p.m. local time today, Danny Gonzales did not know who was going to be New Mexico’s next head coach or when that hire was going to be made. By 1:15 p.m., he was that new head coach. That was when the Santa Fe New Mexican reported the Arizona..." December 17

  • Quarterback Jordan Love Among Four Utah State Student-Athletes Charged With Marijuana Possession

    Sportsnaut "Utah State quarterback Jordan Love was among four Aggies athletes charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found marijuana on them on Saturday. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, local police were alerted that several athletes were smoking marijuana in..." December 17

  • Fresno State to name Kalen DeBoer as coach

    ESPN "Fresno State is expected to hire Kalen DeBoer as its next head coach, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. The news was first reported by Football Scoop. The school could announce DeBoer's hiring as early as Tuesday, sources tell Rittenberg. " December 17

  • Mountain West suspends 4 UNLV players for postgame fight

    USA Today "Four UNLV football players were suspended for their roles in the postgame brawl at the Nov. 30 Nevada rivalry football game, the Mountain West conference announced on Monday.  The athletes are: Evan Austrie, Noah Bean, Giovanni Fauolo Sr. and Justin..." December 17

  • Steve Addazio named head coach at Colorado State

    Larry Brown Sports "The Colorado State Rams have named Steve Addazio as their new head coach. The school confirmed the news Wednesday, announcing that Addazio was signing a five-year contract starting at $1.5 million per year, increasing by $50,000 a year. According to Pat Forde of..." December 11

  • Mountain West suspends four Nevada players for roles in UNLV brawl

    USA Today "The first set of penalties are in for the melee following the Nevada-UNLV football game on Nov. 30, and they all involve the Wolf Pack. Four Nevada players were sanctioned by the Mountain West on Tuesday. The conference said in a statement that it prioritized..." December 11

  • Oregon Ducks offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo hired as UNLV’s head coach

    Oregonian "Oregon is losing its offensive coordinator. UNLV hired Marcus Arroyo as its next head coach. “UNLV athletics is a department on the rise, and my family and I are thrilled to be a part of the Rebel family during this special time,” Arroyo said in a statement...." December 11

  • New Mexico to pay $825K buyout to football coach Bob Davie

    San Diego Union-Tribune "New Mexico will pay former football coach Bob Davie an $825,000 buyout over the next 30 months. School officials said Davie agreed to step down at the end of this season, but the former Notre Dame coach won’t say whether the decision was mutual. Davie had two years left on his..." December 10

  • Amid transfer rumors, QB Jordan Love announces he’s leaving Utah State early for NFL

    College Football Talk "So much for that. Monday, a report surfaced that, if he opted to forego entering the 2020 NFL Draft early, Jordan Love was considering taking a graduate transfer from Utah State.  Specifically, The Home for Wayward Transfer Quarterbacks, Oklahoma, was..." December 10

  • Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford expected to step down due to health concerns

    The Fresno Bee "Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford is expected to step down at a Friday morning press conference due to health concerns. Tedford, 58, led the Bulldogs to 10-4 and 12-2 records with a Mountain West Conference championship and bowl victories in his first two seasons before going 4-8 this..." December 06

  • Colorado State fires head coach Mike Bobo

    The State "A coach with potential to land as South Carolina’s next offensive coordinator just came on the market.  Colorado State fired head coach Mike Bobo on Wednesday, ending his five-year tenure in Fort Collins. Bobo was a teammate of Will Muschamp’s at..." December 04

  • Group of 5 Power Rankings After Wild Black Friday Shakeup

    12 Up "A birth in a New Year's Six Bowl, more specifically the Cotton Bowl, is on the line for the best Group of 5 team in the country, and Mike Norvell leading Memphis to a win over Cincinnati Friday caused a major shakeup in the hierarchy amongst the mid-majors. Conference championship..." November 30

  • Photographer alleges he was assaulted by Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich and another employee

    USA Today "A photographer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser said he was assaulted during a University of Hawaii football game, when he alleges Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich charged at him and was shoved to the ground by another school employee. The incident allegedly took place at the end of last..." November 30

  • New Mexico, coach Bob Davie to part ways at season's end

    ESPN "New Mexico coach Bob Davie will not return as the Lobos' football coach in 2020, the school announced Monday. Davie, who is 35-63 since taking over in November 2011, will coach the Lobos (2-9, 0-7 Mountain West) in the regular-season finale against Utah State on..." November 25

  • Report: UNLV fires head football coach Tony Sanchez

    Sportsnaut "A legend in the Las Vegas area stemming from his days as the head coach of the high school football powerhouse Bishop Gorman, Tony Sanchez never saw that success translate to UNLV.  It’s in this that the well respected head man has reportedly been fired by the Rebels after..." November 25

  • Boise State’s Robert Mahone turns self in over unpaid speeding ticket, won’t face discipline

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State running back Robert Mahone turned himself in Wednesday on a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant stemming from an unpaid speeding ticket, according to the team. A spokesperson said Mahone turned himself in at the Ada County Sheriff’s Office when he learned about the..." November 21

  • City of San Diego entering negotiations for San Diego State to purchase Qualcomm Stadium site

    College Football Talk "You are reading the words of a person who cares not one lick about most of the creature comforts we have convinced ourselves are now necessary features of the modern football stadium. You’re there to watch a football game, after all. What more do you need besides a bleacher seat, maybe..." November 19