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HUGE NEWS! Wyoming needs a new defensive coordinator [MW Wire]
Scottie Hazelton is leaving to take the same job at Kansas State and is a huge loss for the Cowboys. Under his tenure, the Cowboys defense has been one of the best in the country. No word yet on any candidates on who could be the new defensive coordinator.
New Mexico hires an OC who beat the Lobos last year [ABQ Journal]
Joe Dailey comes in from Liberty where he was the Flames offensive coordinator and the plan is to keep the offense using the similar run-pass-option schemes that Bob Davie has used over the past few years. When Dailey was at Liberty last year he thumped the Lobos 52-43.
Utah State finally finds its cornerbacks coach [KSL]
The Aggies were left hanging when Jalil Brown came to Logan to be the defensive backs coach, but he took the same gig at Boise State days later. The new coach in town will be Mark Orphey who came from Montana State.
We are underestimating Air Force hoops [Colorado Springs Gazette]
The Falcons latest victim was a home win over Boise State. Air Force is now 3-4 in league play with its two other wins over San Diego State and UNLV. Plus, they led on the road against Nevada at the half.
What college football division will be the most intriguing in ’19? [SB Nation]
This is not a breakdown of the conferences but the divisions. The Mountain West Mountain Division gets the edge in the league and is in the top 10. Good news for the West, it is not last.
Nevada loses a coach to UCLA [Nevada Sports Net]
Defensive line coach Jason Kaufusi is off to UCLA to be defensive ends and outside linebackers coach. This is a big loss since Kaufusi helped turn around a woeful Wolf Pack defense.
Colorado State to play at Michigan [Rams Report]
This is a huge get for the Rams to play at “The Big House” on Sept. 3, 2022, and earn a cool $1.8 million for the one-and-done game.
Rams lose DB coach to Boston College [Coloradoan]
Cornerbacks coach Eric Lewis has been wooed by the ACC team to take the same position with a Power 5 league, and no doubtingly will get a nice pay bump. Lewis is the only coach to date from the 2018 staff to take a new job.
Fresno State loses a coach to Arizona State [Fresno Bee]
Jeff Tedford needs to replace two coaches on his staff. The latest to leave is defensive line coach Jamar Cain heading to the Pac-12. That is what happens when teams have great success.