Wyoming AD Tom Burman decided to suspend him after his outburst against Air Force coach Troy Calhoun during the post game hand shake last week. Christensen was upset after what he perceived was Air Force QB Connor Dietz faked an injury to give backup QB Kale Pearson time to warm up. Air Force scored on the next play to take the lead and win the game. A video surfaced of the exchange but I recommend turning your sound down or using head phones if you decide to watch it.
He said that an east-west split is the leader right now but they are looking at a north-south zipper method where they would split geographic rivals into separate divisions. Decisions will be made around mid-November with a full schedule around January and television dates in February. He also mentioned that Boise State's exclusive negotiating window with ESPN for television rights expires at the end of this month and then reiterated that there is a lot of interest in the Big East so I'm going to step out on a limb and say that nothing will agreed upon with ESPN at the end of this month.
The MWC media poll was released yesterday and Boise State was picked to finish only ahead of Air Force this year. San Diego State edged out UNLV for the top place in the poll. The women's team also finished 7th but out of 9 teams in their preseason poll and managed to place forward Lauren Lenhardt on the preseason MWC team.
He defended the firing by saying that Akey's overall record was 20-50. That must have been a sobering reality for Vandal fans. Spear is talking the good talk about finding the next coach and has put together a wish list that far exceeds the opportunity presented by Idaho so good luck with that. My guess is that interim coach Jason Gessar gets the job.