Mountain West Media Days: Media Predicts Air Force To Finish 3rd, Colorado State 5th

Mountain West media days take place in Las Vegas on July 26 - 27

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VIDEO: Colorado State At Mountain West Media Days

Here are the 1-on-1 interviews that Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild, linebacker Mychal Sisson and offensive tackle Paul Madsen did with The Mtn. during media days.

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VIDEO: Air Force At Mountain West Media Days

Here are the 1-on-1 interviews that Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun and wide receiver Jonathan Warzeka did with The Mtn. during media days.

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Air Force Lands Four, Colorado State Places Two Players On Preseason All-Conference Team

The all-conference teams for the Mountain West awarded by the media were released with two Colorado State players being named to go along with four Air Force players.

Air Force had the special teams player of the year in returner Jonathan Warzeka, two defensive backs in Anthony Wright and Jon Daivs plus offensive lineman and A.J. Wallerstein. The two Colorado State members are linebacker Mychal Sisson and offensive lineman and Paul Madesn.

Now here is the entire list:

2011 Preseason All-Mountain West Football Team
Offense
QB Kellen Moore Sr. Boise State
WR Phillip Payne Sr. UNLV
WR Josh Boyce So. TCU
RB Ronnie Hillman* So. San Diego State
RB Doug Martin Sr. Boise State
OL Nate Potter Sr. Boise State
OL A.J. Wallerstein** Sr. Air Force
OL Kyle Dooley Sr. TCU
OL Thomas Byrd Sr. Boise State
OL Paul Madsen** Sr. Colorado State
TE Lucas Reed* Jr. New Mexico
Defense
DL Billy Winn Sr. Boise State
DL Shea McClellin Sr. Boise State
DL Stansly Maponga** So. TCU
DL Josh Biezuns** Sr. Wyoming
LB Tank Carder#* Sr. TCU
LB Mychal Sisson** Sr. Colorado State
LB Miles Burris* Sr. San Diego State
DB George Iloka Sr. Boise State
DB Leon McFadden* Jr. San Diego State
DB Anthony Wright Sr. Air Force
DB Jon Davis Sr. Air Force
Specialists
P Brian Stahovich* Sr. San Diego State
PK James Aho Sr. New Mexico
Ret. Jonathan Warzeka Sr. Air Force
Offensive Player of the Year:
Kellen Moore, Sr., QB, Boise State
Defensive Player of the Year:
Tank Carder, Sr., LB, TCU
Special Teams Player of the Year:
Jonathan Warzeka, Sr., KR, Air Force
# - unanimous 2011 preseason selection.
* - member of the 2010 All-Mountain West first-team.
** - member of the 2010 All-Mountain West second-team.

For more on MWC media days make sure to follow this StoryStream as well as SBNation's Mountain West sites: Mountain West ConnectionOne Bronco Nation Under God and Cowboy Altitude.

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Air Force Picked Third, Colorado State Fifth By Media

The media released their 2011 projections for the Mountain West and to no ones surprise Boise State was selected to be the 2011 champions by claiming 28 of the 31 media votes. The other three votes went to the TCU with Air Force rounded out the top three by edging out San Diego State with 176 to 160 votes.Then Colorado State came in at a solid fourth by being a good distance ahead and behind the fourth and sixth spots.

Here is the full results of the media poll:

2011 Mountain West Football Preseason Poll
Rk. Team (first-place votes) Points
1. Boise State (28) 236
2. TCU (3) 208
3. Air Force 176
4. San Diego State 160
5. Colorado State 104
6. Wyoming 80
7. UNLV 77
8. New Mexico 39

 

For more on MWC media days make sure to follow this StoryStream as well as SBNation's Mountain West sites: Mountain West ConnectionOne Bronco Nation Under God and Cowboy Altitude.

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2011 Mountain West Media Days: Schedule Of Events, How To Watch

The 2011 Mountain West football media days will be taking place on July 26 - 27 in Las Vegas, and the Mountain West's website will have fans covered with live streaming of player and coaches interviews as well as 15-minute live chats with the two players representing their school. Plus, at 5 p.m. MT the Mtn. will have a live two-hour special from media days.

However, if you do not want to wait for the Mtn. broadcast of media days -- or if you don't have the channel in your area -- you can watch the live stream and chat during the day.

Here is the schedule of events (all times mountain):

Chat 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Wyoming CowboysJosh Biezuns, Sr., DE and Brian Hendricks, Sr., LB

Chat 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., UNLV Rebels: Anthony Vidal, Sr., TE and Quinton Pointer, Sr., DB 

Chat 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., New Mexico LobosLucas Reed, Jr., and TE Carmen Messina, Sr., LB

Chat 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., San Diego St. AztecsRyan Lindley, Sr., QB and Jerome Long, Sr., DL

Podium interviews 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., TCU Horned FrogsJosh Boyce, So., WR, Tank Carder, Sr., LB and Gary Patterson

Podium interviews 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Colorado St. RamsPaul Madsen, Sr., OL, Mychal Sisson, Sr., LB and Steve Fairchild

Podium interviews 2:30 p.m to 2:45 p.m., Wyoming CowboysJosh Biezuns, Sr., DE, Brian Hendricks, Sr., LB and Dave Christensen

Podium interviews 2:45 p.m. 3 p.m., Air Force FalconsJonathan Warzeka, Sr., WR/KR, Zach Payne, Sr., DL and Troy Calhoun

Chat 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., TCU Horned Frogs: Josh Boyce, So., WR and Tank Carder, Sr., LB

Chat 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Colorado St. Rams: Paul Madsen, Sr., OL and Mychal Sisson, Sr., LB

Chat 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Boise St. Broncos: Kellen Moore, Sr., QB and George Iloka, Sr., S

Chat 3:45 p.m. 4 p.m., Air Force Falcons: Jonathan Warzeka, Sr., WR/KR and Zach Payne, Sr., DL

Podium interviews 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., San Diego St. Aztecs: Ryan Lindley, Sr., QB, Jerome Long, Sr., DL and Rocky Long

Podium interviews 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., UNLV Rebels:  Anthony Vidal, Sr., TE, Quinton Pointer, Sr., DB and Bobby Hauck

Podium interviews 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., New Mexico Lobos:  Lucas Reed, Jr., TE Carmen Messina, Sr., LB and Mike Locksley

Podium interviews 4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., Boise St. Broncos: Kellen Moore, Sr., QB, George Iloka, Sr., S and Chris Petersen

The Mountain West media days are two days and the only event going on Wednesday is league commissioner Craig Thompson addressing the media from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

All of the podium sessions plus other content produced by TheMWC.com will be available on their YouTube channel.

For more on MWC media days make sure to follow this StoryStream as well as SBNation's Mountain West sites: Mountain West ConnectionOne Bronco Nation Under God and Cowboy Altitude.

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