The Mountain Division is as tough as ever. I think my prediction for the MWC preseason poll was: Boise State, Utah State, Air Force, Colorado State, Wyoming and New Mexico.
The crazy thing is, I think Wyoming could potentially finish fifth in the Mountain Division and still make a bowl game.
Ha, it's not the RoughNecks. Some of the nickname finalists for UND have been hilarious.
One of the thousands of suggestions that were released was the North Dakota Abdominal Snowmen, rather than Abominable. Too good.
I'm interested to see how Nevada's nonconference season pans out. For UW to make a bowl game, it's got to take care of business against UND, Eastern Michigan, New Mexico and UNLV, certainly. But it'll need to win two games against quality opponents like Nevada. Or even App. State, which returns a ridiculous amount of starters.
No question Hill had the better fall camp. And that's partly because Wick missed more than a week with a concussion.
But Hill is certainly not a freshman anymore. He's actually grown close to an inch (according to Bohl, as I didn't see him in person last year) and is up to 210 pounds. He looks like he's ready to turn some more heads this year.
That's rough. The whole month of October is pretty brutal: at App. State, at Air Force, vs. Nevada, at Boise State, at Utah State.
Lot of travel for me that month, too: Boone, North Carolina; Colorado Springs; Las Vegas for basketball media days; home to Minnesota for my sister's wedding and back the next day to cover the Nevada game; then Boise and Logan. Woof.
Hey, if you end up heading into the UNLV game with five wins, that extra week of preparation could come in handy.
Bohl has a process he plans to follow in order to rebuild the program. But fans at the FBS level are less patient. Making a bowl game this year would be a huge step.
Aaron's in a tough spot, but I think that's an example of the depth Bohl wants to see at all positions. Josh Allen is a solid backup, and verbal commit Chandler Garrett is a 2/3-star guy (depending on the recruiting site) who will have high expectations.
Thanks! From his time at Nebraska, Bohl knows the importance of a solid walk-on program, and at UW, that begins with the state of Wyoming.
Even with the departures of Seth Edeen and Tanner Simpson, the numbers are still well up as far as in-state kids on the roster. And offering scholarships to Josh Harshman and Logan Wilson, and 2016 recruit Theo Dawson, is a good sign.
Yes, that's the plan. In a perfect world, Cam leads UW to a Bohl game and Allen has three years of eligibility remaining.
Transfers are always hard to predict. So many variables, so I can't project anything there.
Tomorrow? For the Josh Turner concert? ;)
Just kidding, for the opener I'd guess somewhere between 20-25k. 25k+ wouldn't surprise me, though.
Allen has looked good. He's got an absolute rocket for an arm. His decision-making is improving, too. I think if something happened to Cam, he'd be ready to go. And in another year, he'll be in good shape.
Thanks, wyoflyboy! Will do.
Yes, I believe they've received two stipends. I've seen some talk about the stipends among players on Twitter. Depending on the player's background, it can make a big difference. For others, it's just some nice extra spending money.
OK, still got a few minutes left here. Any last questions?
Thanks, wyofan! Appreciate you joining the chat.
Asking the real questions here, ACNH! I'm not sure yet. But you better believe I'll find out, ha.
Hmm, I'll say 450. About 70 above UW's average last year.
I'll take the Buffs in a tight one. That's quite the battle of struggling programs as of late.
I'll take the Gamecocks by 7.