Following the Big Ten’s return to play announcement, Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson released a statement.
The conference is “working daily on solutions” to bring back football “at the earliest possible opportunity.”
Full statement is below:
“Multiple subgroups within the Conference are working daily on solutions to the existing challenges in order to facilitate a return to play for Mountain West football, and other Conference sport programs, at the earliest possible opportunity,” Thompson said in the statement. “This includes finalizing a plan for frequent, rapid response testing and continuing to monitor the status of public health directives in our MW states and communities.”
Air Force has been granted an exception in order to compete against Navy for the Commander-in- Chief’s trophy on October 3rd.
The Mountain West is joined by the much-talked-about PAC-12 that has also not yet announced a return to play plan.
At this point, Mountain West football is still in a holding pattern.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching news.
Update> Wednesday evening Brett McMurphy reported the following:
Mountain West “aggressively exploring” options to play 8-game fall season, culminating w/Dec. 19 MW title game, sources told @Stadium. This would allow league to be eligible for NY6 bowls. Not all schools might play w/Hawaii, Fresno & Air Force biggest unknowns for full season
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 17, 2020