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  1. Really good in pass protection, not very good in run blocking. Not awesome overall.
  2. Right - Karl Benson and the WAC presidents (primarily Albrecht at Utah State): https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=50185374&itype=CMSID Benson, Albrecht, and the rest of the WAC were trying to cripple the MW. BYU even initially turned down Benson and the WAC. Who talked about getting SDSU, UNLV, etc.? The WAC - not BYU. My recollection was that Albrecht was hoping Boise State would have to return to the WAC. Here's what he said when he thought the deal was going to go through: https://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/sltrib/sports/50175456-77/wac-byu-albrecht-benson.html.csp His demeanor was much different after the defections of Nevada and Fresno State:
  3. BYU was a member of the conference but was frustrated with the conference and its media deal. Karl Benson approached them and offered a scheduling agreement for football and a conference home for non-football sports. BYU decided to move forward on the offer, going independent in football and joining the WAC for its other sports. According to all legitimate reporting made public to date, that was the extent of BYU's involvement in The Project. Benson and Utah State's president at the time were planning a second phase of The Project, in which they hoped to lure additional MW schools back to the WAC. It was likely this attempt to convince other MW schools to join the WAC that alerted those schools and, thus, MW leadership, that BYU was planning to leave. In an effort to prevent BYU from joining the WAC, the MW issued invitations to Nevada, Fresno State, and Utah State. Nevada and Fresno State said yes while Utah State was the only one of the three to honor the agreement they'd made to their WAC conference mates to stay the course. The attempt to prevent BYU from leaving didn't work, as the WCC was more than happy to welcome BYU into the fold. The only instances from The Project of backstabbing of conference mates was when Nevada and Fresno State jumped to the MW leaving Utah State and the rest of the WAC to wither.
  4. Seeing as how Karl Benson and Utah State were actually at the heart of planning and executing The Project (contrary to popular belief around here), it's understandable that you'd want to move on.
  5. My recollection is that Craig Thompson killed the WAC in an (unsuccessful) attempt to retain BYU, bringing Nevada and Fresno State into the fold, and eventually Utah State and San Jose State, too.
  6. Gracias. I think 1998 was the one time I ate there.
  7. Is that the one that is/was in a basement?
  8. I was just looking at the Massey Composite ratings and figured I'd compare to how I ranked the MW teams here. Obviously, many of the rating systems that comprise the Massey Composite still have a lot of prior year or preseason bias. Here's what they say so far: 35 - Air Force Academy 59 - Boise State 63 - Fresno State 78 - San Diego State 93 - Nevada 96 - Utah State 100 - Wyoming 104 - San Jose State 109 - UNLV 121 - New Mexico 122 - Colorado State 124 - Hawaii
  9. From the bits and pieces I've seen so far this season: Air Force Academy Fresno State Boise State San Jose State San Diego State UNLV Wyoming New Mexico Colorado State Utah State Hawaii I'd like to see Fresno take out USC this week.
  10. I've followed college football pretty closely for quite a while, but I think last season was the first time I had been exposed to their Friday night yell practice. I can understand why A&M didn't publicize it more. Just cringe.
  11. Understandable. Saban is going to take out his Texas frustration on ULM. Iowa needs to more than double their cumulative offensive production for the season to cover that 23-point line against Nevada.
  12. I think that's the most reasonable explanation. I hope so.
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