#7 Boise State Broncos: College Football 77 in 77

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This is the year. It has to be. To quote Elvis Presely “It’s now or Never.” (by the way, anyone notice that song is a blatant rip off of “O Solo Mio” just like “My Country Tis of Thee” is a rip off of “God Save the Queen) Anyways, the Boise State Broncos, the mid-major darlings of college football, will be fielding a team dominated by seniors and seven returning starters on each side of the ball.

Their offensive backfield and defensive front seven are all seniors, and they’re names you should get to know. Some of the them will be playing on the next level. With the stronger schedule, and a jump from the WAC to Mountain West, this is the year for BSU to reach the title game. Granted the MWC isn’t a power six, auto-qualifyer conference, and the TCU Horned Frogs are bailing on it for the Big East next year, but it’s a step in the right direction. And it’s a stepping stone, if Chris Petersen (61-5 in Boise) keeps doing what he’s doing; building on what Dan Hawkins did, Boise will get into a big time league soon enough.

This year though, they could reach the title game without it; possibly.

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Maaco Las Vegas Bowl is Actually Worthwhile

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Traditionally, college football bowls that take place before the new calendar year are frowned upon.

In fact, recently even those that occur on the holiday for those nursing hangovers are seen as second rate-besides the Rose Bowl.

Well, it’s time to further delve into the match-ups instead of just drinking the kool-aid that the establishment would like to serve us. Yahoo Sports blogger Dan Wetzel has the definitive account on the topic in all its glory in his Death to the BCS.

By Patrick Herbert

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