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An independent schedule

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?

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