Daily Hike, December 21: Josh Allen Back, Leighton Vander Esch Gone
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Yesterday was quite a day all across the Mountain West. On the eve of the next wave of conference bowl games, get caught up with everything that happened.
Josh Allen will play in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl [MWwire]
The Wyoming quarterback is back for one more game, in what is all but certain to be his last start for the Pokes.
Colorado State replacing entire defensive staff [MWwire]
With a raft of new defensive recruits, Mike Bobo will certainly hope Marty English’s replacement can do better than finishing 10th in the Mountain West by yards per play allowed, which is where the Rams finished their 2017 campaign.
Leighton Vander Esch declares for NFL Draft [MWwire]
A late addition to the Hike, but the defensive player of the year is moving on.
San Jose State OC Andrew Sowder to Kent State [Sports Illustrated]
It took a little while for the Golden Flashes to find their new head coach, but it didn’t take Sean Lewis very long at all to find his new offensive coordinator.
All of Rashaad Penny’s touchdowns [Kabeer Thirty]
Breaking: The San Diego State running back has scored a lot in his college career.
The case for Josh Allen [Casper Star-Tribune]
No NFL Draft prospect may be more divisive in the months to come than Allen, but Brandon Foster lays out the arguments for why the Wyoming quarterback is worth a high draft pick.
A prediction on the future of Mountain West football broadcasts [Sports Business Daily]
John Ourand makes a bold prediction as to what will happen with the conference’s television deal.
Marcus McMaryion’s gamble to come home paid off [Fresno Bee]
The Dinuba native took a chance in leaving Oregon State, but things seem to have worked out as well as anyone could’ve expected.