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Discussing the latest news in Mountain West football, basketball, recruiting and also some nonsense with Jeremy Mauss, Matt Kenerly, and others from time to time.

Discussing the latest news in Mountain West football, basketball, recruiting and also some nonsense with Jeremy Mauss, Matt Kenerly, and others from time to time.


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Discussing the latest news in Mountain West football, basketball, recruiting and also some nonsense with Jeremy Mauss, Matt Kenerly, and others from time to time.






PODCAST: Four-Bid Mountain West Dream Is Over

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2021 March Plaidness Breakdown, Prediction

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...


Mountain West is making up a whole lot of basketball games

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...


How does initial SP+ rate Mountain West football?

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


Opting out of conference tournaments present wild scenarios

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...


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

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 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...


Mountain West Tournament Needs To Get Creative

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?...


New Mexico opting out of the basketball season?

Jeremy and Andy are back talking about Mountain West hoops and the big story is that New Mexico decided to not play their games this week vs. San Diego State and it is possible they shut it down for the rest of the season and no one would blame them. Also, will there be alternate conference tournaments and if so what will they be? Finally, they run through the power rankings and give thoughts on each of the 11 Mountain West teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Clear Top Four In Mountain West Basketball

Jeremy and Andy are back to talk about the latest Mountain West power rankings by the staff, NCAA tournament travel guidelines and some of the big results of the past week. The biggest one came Monday night when UNLV upset Utah State, 59-56, and in a performance that saw both teams shoot 32% from the field. They also discuss if New Mexico's Paul Weir should be let go at the end of the year after its loss to San Jose State and its tough year to date. The two try to predict next...


Grading Mountain West First-Year Coaches; All-Star Rosters

Jeremy and Matt are back and they go over the first-year coaches and the grades our staff handed out for the six first-timers in the league. The two differ quite a bit about the grades due to the uniqueness of the COVID-19 season. They also discuss some early NFL Draft talk and how the All-Star games will be this year with some having games and others only practices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Utah State, Boise State Are Now At The Top

This week it is Jeremy, Andy and Larry Muniz (@HardwoodTalk) on the podcast to discuss the past week in Mountain West play. We get up close with New Mexico as that is one of Larry's team to figure out what is going on with the Lobos this year. What teams are really forgettable Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mountain West, American realignment talk

Matt and Jeremy discuss the rumors/reports of San Diego State and Boise State having conversations with the American. The two discuss if that is really a viable option for both schools; San Diego State's AD calls it a "non-story" and it seems that the AAC would only be interested in football. They also get into New Mexico's Danny Gonzales getting offers to be a Power 5 defensive coordinator job and players return for another year from New Mexico and Nevada. Learn more about your ad choices....


Boise State or San Diego State: Who Should Be No. 1?

Andy and Jeremy go through the weekly power poll to discuss each Mountain West team from 11 to No. 1 and give thoughts on those teams. There is an argument or at least a discussion about who should be No. 1 between San Diego State and Boise State. Also, where does Colorado State and Nevada fit in within the rankings? Plus, is the Mountain West a three-bid league? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Big picture look back at the 2020 Mountain West season

Jeremy and Matt are back to talk some big picture Mountain West football. They first dive into the hire of Andy Avalos to be the next Boise State head coach and also some of the key returners back this season. They then discuss what they really liked, didn't like, surprises, and any changes the two would have made regarding the 2020 Mountain West football season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Questions about NET rating; that weird Colorado State win

Jeremy and Andy are back to take a look at some of the more notable Mountain West basketball items over the past week. They start with the NET rating that is good to the Mountain West with three teams in the top 50, but it is puzzling for how Boise State is a top 15. The whole NET rating system has very little transparency so the two just guess for how teams are really ranked. They run through the Mountain West Wire power rankings and try to figure out how good Colorado State is going to be...


Arizona Bowl recap, transfers/returns, Boise State coaching search

Jeremy and Matt are back to recap the Arizona Bowl which saw San Jose State dropping its only game of the year to Ball State. The Spartans were without five starters and both of their coordinators for undisclosed reasons. The first quarter was bad and it was too much to overcome a 27-point deficit. They also get into key players back and transferring through the league. Then they get into the four candidates that Boise State is reportedly interviewing for the head coaching job. Jeff Choate...


San Diego State Should Be Ranked; Boise State Is About To Start Winning A lot

Jeremy and Andy are back to go over the last week-plus of Mountain West hoops. There were not a lot of games over the break so the movement in our power poll is minimal. They go over the hilarious results which feature St. Mary's crushing and being crushed by the Mountain West. Boise State is not ranked but their schedule plays out nicely and could realistically be 20-1 heading into its final two series when they play San Diego State and Utah State. Also, rankings are dumb but they matter...


Previewing Arizona Bowl between Ball State and San Jose State

Jeremy and Matt are back to preview the final Mountain West bowl game which features San Jose State taking on MAC champion Ball State in the Arizona Bowl. There is the chance that this game could see a lot of points as that is what these two teams are known for. Ball State has skated by with winning all but two of the games by a single score, so there is a chance for that tide to turn against San Jose State. The defense and offense that the Spartans are presenting is nothing that Ball State...


Early Mountain West bowl recaps; Boise State football needs a new head coach

Jeremy and Matt are back to go over the first two bowl games which saw the Mountain West go 2-0 vs. AAC with Nevada defeating Tulane and Hawaii over Houston. These were both considered upsets as the Wolf Pack and Warriors were underdogs according to the point spread. They look into the future for both programs and opine who will be back in 2021. Also, they get into the coaching search that Boise State is now undertaking with Bryan Harsin leaving for Auburn. The Broncos search is reportedly...


New Mexico, Idaho Potato Bowl Previews

Jeremy and Matt are back to preview both Mountain West bowl games this week. The two matchups are Nevada vs. Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl which is on Dec. 22 and then on Christmas Eve there is the New Mexico Bowl which will be played in Frisco, Texas, between Hawaii and Houston. The two also have opposite picks for who will win these bowl games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit