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Looking ahead to the Mountain West Football Media Summit

Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin celebrates with fans after winning at Oregon State last season.
Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin celebrates with fans after winning at Oregon State last season.

Boise State begins fall camp Aug. 1, but this week in Las Vegas marks a bit of an unofficial start to the season.

Beat writer Dave Southorn and sports editor Chadd Cripe hosted a Facebook Live session Monday to talk about the team. The Broncos unveiled their first depth chart Sunday. Check it out here.

The Mountain West Football Media Summit will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. We will be on hand providing plenty of stories, video and opportunities to ask players and coaches some questions via Facebook Live.

Here is a taste of what to expect:

▪  The preseason poll and all-conference team will be announced Tuesday morning. Boise State has been picked to win the conference or the Mountain Division all six years it has been a member. That likely will continue, but Colorado State and Wyoming may narrow the margin. Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien is the two-time defending first-team quarterback, but Wyoming’s Josh Allen could be the preseason pick.

▪  Coaches and players from the West Division will meet with the media Tuesday, and the Mountain Division on Wednesday. Boise State will bring coach Bryan Harsin, defensive tackle David Moa and Rypien. Allen will also be on hand and is sure to draw plenty of attention. A year after a bumper crop of great running backs, quarterbacks are back in vogue: six teams will bring their likely starters, five from the Mountain.

▪  A new addition to media days is the coaches’ roundtable, which will gather each division’s coaches each morning at 9 a.m. MT. Harsin is scheduled to meet one-on-one with print media at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, while Rypien and Moa are set for noon.

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