I wish I could wipe the smile off Boise State the way LaGarrette Blount is about to do.
As of last night, I will no longer listen to anyone from a smaller conference that wants to argue the merits of Boise State, etc. A few things that I learned during an absolute bore of a game (minus the punch, of course):
- Boise State hosted a ranked team for the first time in their entire history. That's right, their entire history. This is a program that I'm supposed to take seriously?
- On a related note, the announcers would not shut up about Boise State's sparkling home record. But if this is the first ranked team you've played at home, why is that home record impressive at all? The short answer: it's not.
I don't care how good Boise State really is as a football team, the circumstances surrounding their program and season just don't add up to legitimacy in my mind. If they played a mid-2000s Fresno State schedule, where you took on all comers, then I could understand. But road trips to Louisiana Tech as a high point of the schedule makes it laughable.