2009 Mountain West Football Preview: Who Will Rise to the Top?

Posted by Dave Walker on July-16-2009 Add Comments

January 2, 2009 was supposed to be the day Alabama showed the world why the Mountain West didn't belong. Instead, Utah dismantled the Crimson Tide 31-17 to finish unbeaten...the only one left.

This year, the Utes look to continue their magical run, but it will be difficult. Gone is playmaking QB Brian Johnson, and in could be an inexperienced junior or a redshirt freshman.

In is BYU QB Max Hall. Hall threw 35 TD's last season during the Cougars 10-3 season.

Gary Patterson and TCU have retooled after an impressive 11-2 season, which ended with a win over then unbeaten Boise State.

These appear to be the big dogs in the conference, but do not overlook improving squads from ...

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