Daily Hike, December 20: Welcome To Early National Signing Day
Lots of Mountain West Conference news slips through the cracks, but we have you covered.
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There’s a first time for everything, and today marks the first official early national signing day for college football athletes. While there’s been some consternation, most notably from schools who’ve had to juggle both the recruiting period and an early bowl game, many fans seem to be happy with the fact that many talented players will get their commitments out of the way.
We’ll make sure you’re up to speed on every team’s haul, but there’s plenty more to get caught up on, as well.
Houston Cougars Q&A with Joe Broback [MWwire]
Sunday’s Hawaii Bowl figures to be a doozy between Fresno State and Houston, so learn more about the Cougars from our friends at SB Nation’s Underdog Dynasty.
Idaho Potato Bowl: Three Keys to a Wyoming Victory [MWwire]
Josh Allen’s uncertain health is the “will he or won’t he play” story of the Mountain West bowl season. Our Jesse Taquichin has more, though, on how the Cowboys can come away with a win on Friday afternoon.
UNLV Football: Season in Review [MWwire]
Keith Scheessele looks back at the Rebels season that was and reflects on what might have been in the desert.
Air Force recruit welcomes new early signing period [Colorado Springs Gazette]
Brent Briggeman shines a light on what the new signing day means for Troy Calhoun and the Falcons, who pushed for the change.
Growing up Gallup [KUSA, NBC Denver]
Now that Colorado State’s Michael Gallup has wrapped up his Rams career, he looks back while preparing to take the next step forward.
Record high set in targeting calls [ESPN]
If it seems like there were more targeting calls than ever in 2017, well… a study has shown that’s exactly the case.
Gap grows between haves and have-nots [Prescott Daily Courier]
Is the revenue gap too wide between the Power 5 and the Group of 5 conferences?