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There is a lot to discuss these days when it comes to Western Athletic Conference football with the departure of Boise State. And the upcoming loss of Fresno state Nevada and Hawaii at the conclusion of this season lack football media day it was filled with a lot of speculation about how the conference will look in 2012. But if one thing is certain -- that this year's players and coaches are not focused on the lack of tomorrow but rather on the conference as it stands today. The perennial champion has left the league and the race is wide open for who'll grab this year's time. Coaches and players alike feel there is strong competition and the -- this season from top to bottom. It's wide open I think I like about the facility just. You know any team can be anything on any given Saturday -- especially when you mentioned the traveling league. That's a great equalizer. A lot of ways. In this league may have as much parity as anybody. Following the pre season -- a -- championship run by any team we'll have to go to Hawaii. Led by senior quarterback Ryan Miller -- the Warriors now find himself in the nation's spotlight. The -- target on the practice so it's a little different coach. From where we know what happens is last year but I think that that those horses work hard. Another team looking to make some noise in the conference we'll meet you Scott state. The Aggies will turn to whack at least decent defensive player of the year Bobby Wagner and efforts to improve on that defensive front. Bobby Wagner is a really good guys that you look at our defense is leaderboard defense on and off field and a big part. Who we are as a football program and then we need to make sure we do -- tremendous -- as coaches and giving -- the opportunity. To make the dynamic place. Making life difficult for Wagner and the other defensive backs will be even new class of black quarterbacks. Only for a -- Signal caller. New Mexico State sophomore Andrew -- appeared in five games last year and work hard in the off season to become number one on the team's depth chart. -- he's just trying to become a leader on and off the field talking to help lead this team and -- just learn the game. -- -- Just so when I go out there to slow down a bit of a follow me after reading defenses. Trying to work colorful words trying to -- become a better quarterback are. Finding solid round of quarterback is the main storyline in the about it as well. The first time since 2007 the wolf pack into the season without a clear number one. Whoever does win the job we'll have a solid offensive line and second team all -- -- -- Matthews to help him along the way. Much like the quarterback pool only a handful of the 29 all -- elections returned to the gridiron this year. Fresno state senior defensive lineman Logan Harrell headlines the Bulldog defense that finished last year -- 37. Sacks -- the biggest guys. In in the other conference or in the country you know so I think we make up for that. And our speed our quickness and speed is definitely. -- a strong point and our team. If Depp as the question in the San Jose state spartans have the answer. Second year head coach Mike MacIntyre returns nineteen starters from 2010 including everyone on defense. That added bonus of safety -- not -- return should make the spartans a formidable opponent. Well I think the strength of our defense with the a -- backing corps coming back we also got pumped Patriots so. Coming back for his six years put a lot of ball. Rounding out the -- conference's head coach ruff making him Idaho vandals coming off its best back to back campaigns since 20092010. That and hopefully is there eight returning defensive starters to the Max. Unbeaten streaks you know these guys in there for years on -- played together we know defense you know we're doing we're confident we're doing. So when the Broncos are played you know games on the -- -- ago. All practices coming to a close and the schedule has been set for another year of Western Athletic Conference football. And with eight teams packing plenty of firepower on both sides of the ball 50000. The black race will be won fans won't want to miss.