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Bronco Busters

Posted by Adam on January 9, 2007

When all was said and done one team was left standing apart from all others in college football’s premier division.  Division I (don’t call us AA) and division II found their best via traditional tournaments, though I’m sure even they will admit that to hang with a top tier program would be a moral victory for themselves.  The team I’m talking about made a statement this past week in the Bowl Championship Series.  They did what no other team was able to do, and that’s why, whether you like it or not, they are the team who should be taking home the crown.  Beating Ohio State was impressive, but Florida lost to Auburn.  Boise State lost to nobody.

Sure the WAC competition may not stack up against the talent in the PAC-10 or SEC, but everybody loses eventually . . . except for the boys on the blue field.  People gave the Broncos little chance against Oklahoma, especially since Adrien Peterson was playing, but look what happened in that game.  Boise State just wanted it more.  They may not  have beaten Ohio State, but they didn’t get the opportunity to either.  Everyone was counting out Florida before the opening kick, but look what they did.  Who are we to say that the little school from Idaho couldn’t do the same.

The difference between the top 50 teams in college football is not that great anymore, and I think we can all at least agree that Boise State is in that group, somewhere.   There are only so many scholarships to go around, and many innovative and great coaches can be found in the WAC or MAAC or the like, honing their skills.  Coaches like Chris Petersen, who avoided something no other coach was able to this season – defeat.

I don’t care how strong or weak your schedule is, you are never going to be able to bring you “A game” every single week.  When you keep winning the target on your back keeps growing larger and larger with each passing week.  Teams start gunning for you.  Ric Flair said, “to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.”  Everybody wants to be the man in college football, even if its just for a week.  The difference is that nobody was able to beat the collective men from Boise State, my NCAA National Champions.

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