Some time ago, somebody mentioned the idea of Boise State becoming an independent in football. It's not going to happen, but that doesn't stop a fan from dreaming about the possibility. Notably, the schedule. Imagine a schedule like this:
(2) Two rotating home-and-home games with PAC-10 schools in the northwest. (Oregon and Washington one year, and OSU and WSU the next.)
(2) Home-and-home series with Utah and BYU every year
(1) A "rivalry" game with Idaho.
(1 or 2) Home-and-home games with some of our other former WAC rivals--Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada.
(1 or 2) Home-and-home games with other regional (i.e., MWC) schools like Wyoming, Air Force, TCU.
(1 or 2) A payday game against a national power, either at a neutral site or an away game, and maybe another home-and-home game against a BCS school.
(1) A series of games against other mid-major schools from the MAC or C-USA.
This still leaves a couple of games open for home dates.
A schedule like this gives us good regional coverage (vs. the Oregon/Washington schools, WAC schools and MWC schools), national attention (two games against the PAC-10, the national payday game, the visits to the midwest or south to play MAC or CUSA schools, home-and-home series against a BSC school), some easy/tune-up games (*cough*Idaho*cough*), and enough room in the schedule to invite other schools for home games. It still wouldn't be a killer schedule, but with 3-4 games against BCS schools and 3-4 games against top non-BCS schools, it wouldn't be a weak schedule, either.
Any thoughts on what you'd like the schedule for an independent Boise State to look like?