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Alabama AD: 'no call from Boise'

Already called out by Nebraska for wanting $1 million, Boise State finds itself under fire again for their “anyone, anytime, anywhere” mentality. This time, the Broncos have been thrown under the bus by the defending national champions.

“Boise State has not contacted us,” said Alabama athletic director Mal Moore.

It may not seem like ‘Bama’s throwin’ down entirely, but the Tide is now the second program to say “O Rly?” to Boise athletic director Gene Bleymaier bold claim.

“We’ll play anybody in the country home and home,” Bleymaier said in an interview with ESPN.

It’s interesting to note that, according to the same ESPN article, Boise will travel to Ole Miss for a single game series for a lofty $900,000 in 2011.

Regardless of who you defend in this situation, you have to recognize that each school is looking out for its own best interest. Boise desires national respect, but isn’t willing to give up home games to get it. After all, they need to make money, too. Alabama plays in a competitive conference, so scheduling an additional ‘tough game’ is less appealing to them.

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  1. burntorangehorn says: Sep 24, 2010 11:29 PM

    Boise IS willing to give up a home game…in return for a home game in a different season. A home-and-home is fair. I don’t understand the criticism there. If they’re expected to play either a one-game series at an opponent’s venue, or two out of a three-game series at the opponent’s venue, they damn well should get around a cool million.
    I don’t get why the stupid Alabama AD would say this. So what if Boise State didn’t call? Maybe the Boise State AD should post a statement that the Alabama AD hasn’t yet called? Or maybe the Elon AD should state that Oklahoma hasn’t called? What other random statements can we get ADs to release?

  2. Deb says: Sep 24, 2010 11:56 PM

    Alabama scheduled an additional “tough game” with a high-ranking Penn State team this season. They’ve got Michigan on the schedule. Who the heck is Boise??? The Crimson Tide is NOT going to pay a million dollars to play Boise. These people live in a fantasy world. If they want national respect, then they need to call the teams who have national respect–not the other way around. And if their resident bozo is going to go on ESPN and make challenges they have no intention of honoring, then Mal Moore and Nebraska are dead right to call them on it.
    Gene Bleymaier sounds a lot like Lane Kiffin did when he was at Tennessee and trying to pick fights with Urban Meyer to get attention. Well, if that’s the only way you can do it …

  3. burntorangehorn says: Sep 25, 2010 12:53 AM

    @Deb–what challenge did Boise State’s “resident bozo” make and not honor? He said they’d play anyone, anywhere. If you interpret that as meaning that he has to call up every single program and ask for a home-and-home, then I really don’t agree with your interpretation.

  4. spudvol says: Sep 25, 2010 1:28 AM

    Alabama paid San Jose St $1 million to play them in 2010 so they should have no problem paying $1 million for Boise St. Unless, of course, they are afraid they can’t beat BSU.

  5. grandavenue says: Sep 25, 2010 1:43 AM

    So what if he didn’t reply?!?!
    “anyone, anytime, anywhere”
    Open challenge and no answer.
    COWARDS. Stop excusing PUSS behavior.

  6. RedLeg15 says: Sep 25, 2010 2:20 AM

    Wait a damn minute how many BCS bowls have Alabama won since the inception of the BCS? How many has Boise St. won?
    Alabama is not a national power. Bear Bryant has not been resurrected with nick saban…
    Two seasons do not make a dynasty in college football. ‘God’ forbid something happen in Tuscaloosa anywhere near what happened at UNC.
    How fast would ALABAMA fall. they are the current flavor of the month in the all powerful ESS EE CC.

  7. JaggedMark says: Sep 25, 2010 2:48 AM

    Okay, Ben, John, everyone at CFT.
    We’ve Boise State to thank for this, and this bullshit has to stop.

  8. RedLeg15 says: Sep 25, 2010 4:00 AM

    Alabama————– One time BCS Champ…. King of the world based on our previous accolades.
    When Alabama is good they are the greatest ever. However when Alabama is not ‘great’ they are no where.
    get through the ESS EEE CEE… wait who do they have left? UF with out teeebow and the lightning bolt PPPercy Haaaaarvin. There is no way the mighty UA could slip up to any other ‘ess eee cee team. BOOK IT ALabama 2 time champs.

  9. Grady says: Sep 25, 2010 8:07 AM

    Good for you Deb you are right who is Boise?
    They make a lot of noise but they play a pop-warner schedule.
    So who is Boise?

  10. BAtkins63 says: Sep 25, 2010 9:25 AM

    redleg has sand in is vag.

  11. buckeyeboy says: Sep 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    everyone complains about how san jose st got $1,000,000 to come play, but the don’t mention the fact that PENN ST DID NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY. Cry and complain all you want you blue turf women, but alabama is not gonna pay you to come to tuscaloosa, just like they didn’t pay penn st.

  12. Deb says: Sep 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    First, thanks to burntorangehorn for a grownup reply. Obviously RedLeg15 is just another SEC hater.
    Get over it, Red. Just because Bear Bryant died doesn’t mean he took the trophies with him to the great beyond–anymore than John McKay took USC’s, Woody Hayes took Ohio State’s, or Knute Rockne took Notre Dame’s legacy.
    It’s not all about the ESS EEE CEE, jackass. These schools have been on the Great Big National Stage for decades through a string of coaches. Alabama has won 13 national championships under Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Bear Bryant, Gene Stallings, and now Nick Saban. Yes, they’ve had some years of irrelevance. When’s the last time Notre Dame was relevant? But there’s still a special site just for Notre Dame fans connected to PFT/CFT.
    You earn that kind of prominence, little boy. You don’t just issue challenges, stomp your feet, and get it handed to you–no matter what conference you play in.
    burntorangehorn and spudvol, I don’t know how the deal was made for Bama to play San Jose St. Coaches have relationships with other coaches and set these things up for their own reasons. I do know that since coming to Bama, Nick has been aggressive about pursuing tough out-of-conference opponents and away games for the Tide. That’s why we played the Hokies in Atlanta when they were ranked ahead of us, why we played Penn State when they were in the top 10, and why we’ll be meeting Michigan in Jerry’s World.
    Schedules are set a couple of years in advance, and I’d never heard of Boise until recently. Maybe that’s why they’re not on our schedule. But I firmly believe that if this pissant little school were serious, they would be picking up the phone. It’s not for the Big Name schools or the reigning champs to come to them. We aren’t the ones whining for attention. That’s why Mal Moore said what he did. They’re making a lot of noise … but they’re not taking any action. Sounds like a whole lot of bluff to me.

  13. rolltide says: Sep 25, 2010 10:49 AM

    So much butthurt in this thread.

  14. burntorangehorn says: Sep 25, 2010 11:46 AM

    buckeyeboy says:
    September 25, 2010 10:40 AM ET
    everyone complains about how san jose st got $1,000,000 to come play, but the don’t mention the fact that PENN ST DID NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY. Cry and complain all you want you blue turf women, but alabama is not gonna pay you to come to tuscaloosa, just like they didn’t pay penn st.
    That’s because it was a home-and-home. Obviously Alabama’s not going to pay Penn State to play in Tuscaloosa when the deal involves a return trip to State College, PA.
    Boise State was asking the $1 million premium for an unbalanced series, involving either two games at the opponent’s venue and just one in Boise, or one game at the opponent’s venue and no return trip.
    How can you possibly not understand that?

  15. Creative1 says: Sep 25, 2010 12:01 PM

    ANY BCS Ad that coughs up that kind of money to play a school from Idaho scholud be canned.
    BSU can be great but if my AD paid that money to play home and home with Boise State I would be creaming for his head.
    As should ANY of the alums from major programs.
    Hey remember its BOISE! NOT State College!

  16. Creative1 says: Sep 25, 2010 12:04 PM

    And if you really want respect quit playing on the blue carpet.
    It makes you look like a HS from rural South Dakota.

  17. Sean Martin says: Sep 25, 2010 12:32 PM

    Hey everyone,
    Don’t forget that the SEC splits the bowl money between schools. That’s one of the perks of playing in a conference.
    The WAC is not known for reaching–and winning– bowl games. The only money Boise State will see will be money they get for reaching a bowl game, and money they are paid to travel.
    I honestly feel that each non-conference series should be home-and-home.

  18. CoffinOfChaos says: Sep 25, 2010 1:03 PM

    “It makes you look like a HS from rural South Dakota.”…or Idaho.

  19. steelers rule says: Sep 25, 2010 4:14 PM

    Bama will ONLY play Boise at home! No way in hell will they travel to Idahp to play a night game in October! God forbid they give up the Arkansas Pine-Bluff game!

  20. Deb says: Sep 25, 2010 5:21 PM

    steelers rule …
    I wish to heaven you’d stop embarrassing Steelers fans with your nonsensical hatred of all things Southern. Many a Southern player has done well by the Steelers–and if not for the Tide’s Deshea Townsend intercepting Romo to create a last-second win against Dallas, we might have had a different outcome to our 09 season.
    Bama doesn’t play Arkansas Pine-Bluff. We play tough, ranked teams–like the University of Arkansas team that’s dominating us right now. And you’d better hope their QB doesn’t end up in the AFC North because he’s got future NFL success written all over him.

  21. John Taylor says: Sep 25, 2010 5:25 PM

    @ Deb: I’ve already put in a request with The Big Draft Guru in the Sky to make Mallett available to my Browns. I don’t think their record this year will make that request unreasonable come April.
    And whoever kidnapped the real Greg McElroy had better return him ASAP for the Tide’s sake.

  22. Deb says: Sep 25, 2010 9:41 PM

    Thank heavens, JT … the appeal went from your keyboard to God’s ear: McElroy returned–and they let Ingram do his thing.
    You’ve already been granted one Mallet gift: Your Buckeyes will be facing Rodriguez on the sidelines instead of him under center. What was Michigan thinking????
    Gee, I don’t know about the Browns. With the McCoy pick I got the feeling the Walrus likes itty-bitty QBs 😉 Hey–how about Mallet’s Brady moment (“Where’s my flag?”) Yes, he will make some NFL team a lovely and talented diva! But if Mallet plays the rest of the season as he did in the first half, he won’t be around when the Browns pick. Think you guys are better than your current record.

  23. pudgalvin says: Sep 25, 2010 10:20 PM

    Deb, what exactly does Bear Bryant have to do with Boise St.’s current football team? This is exactly what’s wrong with college football. ‘Well , we were good 30 years ago, so you bow down and show us some respect.’
    Seriously? Has Alabama been good since the inception of the universe? Should we only let the teams that have won national championships in the past participate in college football? I don’t know what more you guys want Boise to do. The only thing they do is win. It’s not like they crap their pants everytime they have a decent opponet. Do you really still think they couldn’t compete in any conference in the country?
    And Deb, I don’t need to hear about a tough schedule that includes San Jose St., Duke, Ole Miss, and Georgia St. Do you really think Boise would come out of that schedule any worse than 10-2?

  24. Deb says: Sep 26, 2010 3:33 PM

    @PudgyGalvin …
    This is what’s wrong with football blogs: Jerks read portions of a conversation without going back to the beginning, then mouth off and expect you to explain to them what they were too lazy to read in the first place.
    Read the thread. I mentioned programs from multiple conferences that have been on the national stage for decades, not just Alabama. And I mentioned coaches that won championships for Alabama going back to the 1920s, not just Bear. And I mentioned Alabama’s periods of irrelevance.
    If you did read the thread, either you’re too busy hating on Bama or too dull-witted to get the point. So I’ll take it out of football and into boxing. If you haven’t heard of these guys, they were once kings of the sport of kings.
    Imagine Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, and George Foreman are at their peak, and Ali is heavyweight champ. Pipsqueak Jones is doing well with a series of knockout fights.
    In an effort to drum up attention for his client, Pipsqueak’s manager starts getting in front of every camera he can find and saying Pipsqueak will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere.
    Do you seriously think Frazier, Norton, Foreman, or reigning heavyweight champ Ali–guys who have been legends in the sport for years–are going to run to the phone to call Pipsqueak Jones??? Get real.
    If Pipsqueak genuinely wants to fight anyone, anytime, anywhere, then Pipsqueak will pick up the bloody phone and call Frazier, Norton, Foreman, and Ali instead of sitting on his ARROGANT, OBNOXIOUS BUTT, like he’s the QUEEN OF ENGLAND and mouthing off like the world should come and bow at his feet. When you are on the way up, you call the programs like Alabama, Florida, Texas, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, etc., that have been BIG NAME NATIONAL PROGRAMS for decades and in some cases GENERATIONS.
    Go whine to someone else. I’m tired of hearing about Pipsqueak, er, Boise Jones.

  25. fr8hauler says: Sep 29, 2010 6:16 PM

    Nebreska payed the University of Idaho $500K to play them early this year. Alabama payed San Jose $1M to play them a year ago. Both WAC teams are the weakestg teams in the division. But when Boise cames calling, all of sudden they’re too good to play BSU. Fact is BSU would likely beat Alabama and Nebraska and neither coach or AD wants to eat crow for all of the negative comments made towards the Bronco’s. BSU will finish the season undefeated (likely). I hope Ohio State loses two (unlikely) and then BSU and Alabama can fight it out on neutral turf and all the nay sayers can shut the hell up!

  26. InternetRX says: Sep 29, 2010 6:50 PM

    Boise State is a nice up and coming program – I live there and love it. I am also going to attend an Alabama game in November with my daughter, and sent my daughter to the National Championship game last year.
    Coach Peterson says it best – control what you can control, get better each time, and just win. That’s all the Broncos can do.
    I do know that BSU tries to schedule whomever they can to play – and asks for fair terms. BSU need the money to continue to get better (football budget is less than $6M a year) – so why would schools like Oklahoma and Alabama want to pay to play BSU so the Broncos can continue to grow their program? There is not alot of upside in beating them right now , and alot of downside to a loss (you don’t hear Oklahoma fans saying much nationally right now).
    The best BSU can hope for is to win out and get to a BCS game to get more money to grow their program. Whomever that is against, then so be it (hopefully not TCU 3 years running though). BSU fans should be tickled pink to have a QB in the Heisman race, and perhaps get a chance to play Oregon in the Rose Bowl (the Ducks REALLY hate BSU as they are 0-2 against them).
    If BSU can win 3 BCS bowls in a row, keep it’s coaching staff together, and continue to grow it’s program – it shouldn’t be long until they challenge national powers on a yearly basis.
    Peace and enjoy the season.

  27. Gunslinger27 says: Sep 29, 2010 8:05 PM

    In response to:
    buckeyeboy says:
    September 25, 2010 10:40 AM ET
    everyone complains about how san jose st got $1,000,000 to come play, but the don’t mention the fact that PENN ST DID NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY. Cry and complain all you want you blue turf women, but alabama is not gonna pay you to come to tuscaloosa, just like they didn’t pay penn st.
    Hey moron…they didn’t pay Penn st. because they did a home and home with them. Penn state plays Alabama at home next year….idiot! The reason VT and ole miss pays BSU is because each program was too scared to come out west and play them…do you even know how all this works?

  28. Gunslinger27 says: Sep 29, 2010 8:08 PM

    In response to:
    buckeyeboy says:
    September 25, 2010 10:40 AM ET
    everyone complains about how san jose st got $1,000,000 to come play, but the don’t mention the fact that PENN ST DID NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY. Cry and complain all you want you blue turf women, but alabama is not gonna pay you to come to tuscaloosa, just like they didn’t pay penn st.
    Hey buckeyeboy: they didn’t pay Penn st. because they did a home and home with them. Penn state plays Alabama at home next year…. The reason VT and ole miss pays BSU is because each program was too scared to come out west and play them…do you even know how all this works?

  29. pjohn56 says: Sep 30, 2010 5:54 AM

    Respectfully, I think you demonstrated one of the problems…assumption. You stated you didn’t even know who Boise was until this year so it was the obligation of that “pissant” of a college to call established national powers. I have seen this complaint in a few forms, another is that Boise should be making any and all sacrifices to establish its own credibility and that includes not demanding so much money and even going into the hole to get a suitably credible game with a suitably prestigious opponent.
    Here’s my issue with the ssumptions, they are not always true. You never heard of BSU before this season, that doesn’t make them irrelevant it simply makes you ignorant (I don’t mean that in a deragatory way). BSU has been proving itself for sometime now in the big games they have won against stiff competition and they have earned those wins with 1/4th the resources the bigger schools have. I don’t care what curve you grade on, that’s amazing.
    Furthermore, BSU is trying to make the leap financially and so it behooves them to get as much money as they can when they can and a lot of people have issue with this saying it can’t be like that. Well it is like that and, more importantly, it’s working. BSU is getting better each year, bigger budget, more exposure, better recruits. Like it or not, Boise St. IS the big draw right now.
    BSU’s AD issued the challenge, he doesn’t have to make the call to Bama, it’s on Bama to call him. Likewise, Bama doesn’t need to respond either. That’s plain logic right there. If I were to make the claim that I would fight your man anywhere anytime (let’s say ur fella is 6’5″ and 275 w/ 4% body fat) then I don’t then have to track down your phone number and place a personal call to him to set it up…I already issued the challenge, it’s on him to respond. I really don’t get ur issue w/ that.
    And b/c Boise St.’s plan is working so well they aren’t obligated to fulfill any of the stuff you suggested, not in the least. They are doing just fine w/ the plan they have been working for the past several years now.
    Bama’s AD made a ridiculous statement imo. If he called BSU and BSU said a home and home plus 750k and Bama refused then that’s another story altogether. But he didn’t, he said BSU’s AD hasn’t called. Well no Sh*t Sherlock, he issued an AllCall challenge to the nation…he’s already called.

  30. pjohn56 says: Sep 30, 2010 6:12 AM

    @creative1 ROFL…how about no. how you like them apples? Have you been under a rock the past 5 years?
    “If they want respect”…really? You missed that boat about 3 years ago. The only people who don’t respect Boise right now are fans of other schools who simply don’t even know who it is they are blasting (see Deb and her comment about how she didn’t know who Boise was until this year).
    Boise St. is the epicenter of the earthquake rocking the college football world these days. And read the statement above your comment for some truth on the million dollar question b/c u clearly need some perspective. So many fans have spoken from a position of arrogance that is only equaled by their ignorance.
    I’ll tell you who does respect Boise St.; the networks are starting to jump onto what is turning into a cash cow of a media frenzy. Coaches, you know…people who actually know a thing or two about football…they respect them. Virginia Tech players and their fans respect them. Same with Oregon St., TCU (u may not but I sincerely believe TCU is one of the better teams in the nation), Oregon…they all respect them.
    BSU has been very successful against BCS teams lately and they have a nice little undefeated streak going against those types of teams. They beat very good football teams and they do it with 1/4th of the resources most big programs are privileged with. I honestly don’t care how many excuses you can come up with for those wins, beating programs like that with their resources is nothing short of phenomenal. What the hell do you think they would do with SEC or Big 12 resources!? My God, it would be a veritable blood letting.
    See, just because you have very little clue as to what’s going on in College Football right now, doesn’t make you right.
    Your Members Only jacket is getting frayed…check that sh*t at the door please.

  31. Mikrino says: Sep 30, 2010 9:38 AM

    Bleymaier only said that Boise State would play a home and home series with any team in the nation. What the hell is wrong with you people, there’s nothing wrong with that statement.
    Newflash; you don’t receive any money for a home and home, you get a HOME GAME! Which is why ‘Bama ponied up the dough for doormat San Jose, and didn’t pay Penn State anything. They have a home and home with Penn State! San Jose was a one time ‘let’s flex our muscles’ game, and it cost a cool million to do that. The same reason Boise State will 900k to go stomp a mudhole in Ole Miss at Oxford next year. The money is because THERE IS NO RETURN GAME IN BOISE.
    It looks like maybe someone is reaching for a reason to talk down Boise State, by making something out of nothing. Nebraska didn’t offer a home and home, they offered a 2 for 1. They get two home games, Boise State gets one. And for the record, Boise State hasn’t turned that offer down, at least not yet.
    Apparently the phones in Tuscaloosa only except incoming calls. Or Mal Moore doesn’t know how to dial out on one. It seems to me that Bleymaier laid down the challenge in his comment. Now the ball is in everybody else’s court. But we already know, NOBODY wants to go to Boise. Not because of the small stadium or the Blue turf. But because the Broncos have won 58 straight regular season games there. Might as well just keep paying the 1 million… and lose at home.
    Just like Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples said; “If you don’t like hearing about Boise State winning, BEAT THEM!”

  32. kimo2264 says: Oct 3, 2010 7:04 PM

    Boise State:
    * 18 game winning streak.
    * Two undefeated seasons since 2006
    *5-0 vs BCS ranked teams in the coach Peterson era.
    *30-1 over the last two plus years.
    *53-4 over the last four plus seasons
    *98-11 since 2002
    * Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson 55 yards.
    *Oregon’s Lagarette Blount and Lamichael James 22 yrds
    *Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers 46 yrds.
    NEED I GO ON???

  33. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 7, 2010 12:27 PM

    @Deb – its another full moon because I have to say I couldn’t have penned any better than you have!!! I am sick of the Spuds sitting back and whining about their lot in life without doing anything to change it. Saying they’ll play anybody anytime anywhere implies just that – they failed to mention that playing their team cost 1 million. Sorry, the big boys aren’t under any obligation to make your budget to have the honor to play the Spuds. You want to play on the big stage then step up and do what it takes to get there. Both Nebraska and Alabama have said bring it on and yet the Spuds are silent and have not stepped up to the plate. I guess the Spudlies are happy playing high school teams and complaining they’re not respected enough

  34. pjohn56 says: Oct 7, 2010 6:28 PM

    @Arizona Buckeye You either didn’t read the responses to Deb or you’re an idiot. The ppl claiming Neb and Bama have made offers have only heard a portion of the whole story. Everything is in the comments above if you really want to know the truth. If you can’t be bothered and would rather remain in an ignorant yet blissful world then just keep on keepin on lol

  35. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 8, 2010 12:44 AM

    @pjohn – I’m sorry, I was responding to Deb, not your moronic post. If I wanted a response from an idiot, I would have addressed you. Since I didn’t, I really don’t care what you think, drool, or post. The next time I want the input of a retard – I’ll be sure to look you up.

  36. kram2292 says: Oct 8, 2010 6:47 PM

    Boise State is a good football team and should get accolades for their play. Being ranked in the top 10 is a great thing for college football. That being said, they couldn’t be or wouldn’t be ranked if they had to play an SEC or Big Ten schedule. They have neither the depth nor size to do that week in and week out. This is not a slam on Boise. I love to watch them play.

  37. pjohn56 says: Oct 10, 2010 3:18 PM

    @arizona That’s cool, ur stuill delusional or misinformed. We’ll see who’s laughing in the years to come when this whole thing shakes out and the dust settles. Whether u were responding to Deb or not makes no deff…u are still off target in ur comments about payment and whether BSU will take all comers or not. BSU will take all comers within some semblance of financial reality. 1 million is kind of the going rate these days if you’re not getting a return trip as evidenced by numerous big school payments to smaller schools to come to their turf for one game.

  38. pjohn56 says: Oct 10, 2010 3:33 PM

    @kramer Respectfully, I disagree…for this year. All the major conferences seem to be a little weaker than normal this year. Even on strong years I think BSU would challenge for titles in the PAC-10, ACC, and Big East. I think they would be competitive in the other three and after 5 years of access to those kinds of resources would challenge for titles there as well.
    I think you’re right concerning depth but maybe not as right as you think. Whereas BSU is not as deep with 5 star talent as Bama or tOSU, they are deeper with good players that fit well in their system than people realize.
    You’re completely off on the size imho (i stress the humble part)…look up their roster, they’re bigger than a lot of college teams in the front 6 and Venable, the rover safety, is 226 pounds…that’s OLB size for a traditional 4-3 defense and he has safety coverage skills. Boise St. held TCU to under 40 yards rushing when they came in averaging 250 a game last year. They held VT’s Ryan Williams to around 44. They held Oregon St.’s Jaquizz Rodgers to around 37. They stuffed Oregon’s run game last year and Oregon ran wild over everyone else that year. Their O-Line is small by design, it is a pulling line that stresses speed. All Denver did in the NFL with that kind of line was win Super Bowls…so did the 49ers when Montana was hitting Rice for TD’s. Oregon St.’s best D-Lineman recently said playing BSU’s O-Line felt like playing against an NFL line. Obviously, he has never played in the NFL, but I think his point was that it was physically grueling. I bet V Tech would say the same thing.
    Besides, the Hurricanes for the entire decade of the 80s, followed by the Seminoles for all of the 90s, and Florida in the 2000’s proved that size is overrated and speed kills so that whole size argument has been consistently defeated for 30 years now.

  39. WingT says: Oct 20, 2010 10:39 PM

    I don’t think there is any question about the fact that Boise has done more with less. They are an extremely well coached team. They get everything out of the talent that they have.
    But Boise couldn’t hold up inside grueling conference play of say the PAC10, Big 10, Big12 or SEC. At least not right now. They need depth on their squad which they currently don’t have.
    They are very smart in how they are building their program. Each years’ success lets them add more to the program. As you pointed out they are getting better recruits and are building a heck of a future. If they continue on this path they will build a very dominating program but they will have to play some good teams throughout the season in order to get the respect they seek.
    As someone else pointed out, Alabama and Nebraska don’t need to play Boise. It’s not because they fear losing, they simply have a demanding schedule already. Winning the Big 10, Big 12 or the SEC is no easy feat. For example, Alabama has to win their division in the SEC (West) which includes LSU, Auburn and Arkansas before they get to go to the SEC championship game to play the East winner. Then the winner of that game gets a BCS game. Pretty tough path to the BCS eh? Wish Boise had a tough path so we could know just how good they are.
    When Boise ‘called out” the big programs to step up and play them it was a calculated PR move on their part – and a good one. It was BS though and Mal Moore of Alabama simply called them on it.
    And one final point about your calling Deb ignorant. Do you really think that Deb has never heard of Boise State? She is an extremely knowledgeable college football fan that closely follows the rankings etc. I think she suckered you in on that one. To use your label I would say you are the “ignorant” one, lol.
    In closing, the “cats’ out of the bag” in regards to Boise. They aren’t going to sneak up on teams they play in the bowl game anymore. Teams they play will be highly focused and well prepared – may the best team win this year.
    Oh, I almost forgot. My Members Only jacket is in perfect condition. I wish Boise would back up their talk and schedule a Nebraska or Alabama but I am sure they will prefer to take the safe, easy way out.
    See you in January
    Roll Tide

  40. husker68005 says: Oct 22, 2010 3:00 AM

    boise is a pretender , they pretend they will play anybody anytime, but when offered a home-home series with nebraska they declined to respond. they play in a high school conf. and want respect NOT. play a in a tough conf a gain respect. they want the Q.B to win the heisman. not gonna happen . yes he has huge numbers but in that conf. any good Q.B could

  41. enemyplanet says: Oct 24, 2010 10:49 AM

    The thing about Boise is that they only play a couple of “tough” games each season and then get to coast on JV teams the rest of the season allowing them to rest and prepare ahead for the couple of good teams they play. The “big name” teams have no such luxury, they might play a couple of cupcake teams at the beginning of the season, but then they play a lot of tough teams the rest of the year every single week. Even the teams they beat easily are far, far better than what Boise has to face. That significantly increases they chances of loosing and, just as bad, suffering some injured players. Plus, their players don’t get to rest easy most of the season, they have to play A-game ball every single week. Look at the last 3 weeks for proof, each #1 team has lost the last 3 weeks. If Boise had been named #1, who would they have played the last 3 weeks? Yeah, powerpuff with NO chance of them loosing. That’s why, the only way Boise gets the respect they want is to change conferences. Yes, move up to the big boys and play a real tough year long schedule with very tough opponents every week. The Big-12 just lost 2 teams due to some shuffling, why not try to get on there? Put those teams on your weekly. Look at what happened to Texas yesterday, knocked off by an ISU team that was beaten the last 2 weeks by Utah and Oklahoma. See, Texas had to play a so-called “easy” game that wasn’t. Boise doesn’t do that.

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