Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 10-04-11

Geraldo Boldewijn is back, will play Friday night versus Fresno State (HT: Jay Weston)

The NCAA has reinstated Boldewijn's eligibility. There still is no news on Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe. We still don't have any details surrounding what the cause of the suspension was or why Febis sat for 1 game, Boldewijn for 4 games and Tjong-A-Tjoe for more games. Boise State is expected to release a statement later this week to hopefully clear some of these things up.

Speaking of suspensions, Ohio State has something they'd like to announce

Three of Ohio State's players that were suspended for the first five games will be sitting out a while longer. Ohio State held a press conference yesterday to announce that they were apparently compensated a bit too highly for their summer jobs. I wonder if this writer still thinks that Ohio State should be punished less severely than Ohio Boise State? I'm waiting for his follow up column.

ESPN's SportsNation asks a bunch of questions about Boise State

It also includes a nifty video that has Robert Smith throwing Boise State a bone by ranking them number 5 in his top 5. Jeez, Robert, even Craig James has Boise State at number 4 these days on his ballot. Who are you trying to impress with this tough guy shtick? 

Pete Thamel exposes the seedy underbelly that are recruits and unofficial visits

After news broke about a Lane Kiffin assistant at Tennessee that paid for Lache Seastrunk's unofficial visit, Thamel explains that this is a common practice. It's a good read about a soft spot in the NCAA rule book. 

Missouri's Board of Curators meets today

Apparently the Big XII teams have agreed to equally distribute all revenue from Tier 1 and Tier 2 television contracts while schools can still retain their Tier 3 revenue (Longhorn Network). For this to happen, all schools will need to sign up for 6 years. Missouri's board is meeting today to presumably commit to the Big XII for the next 6 years or potentially jump to the SEC. Also, the Big XII has formed an expansion committee that will start meeting this week.

The Mumme Poll has returned

If you're not familiar with it, it's a few guys' attempts to try to create a fan based poll without the bias. The poll was inspired from the 2008 final coaches poll where Hal Mumme voted undefeated Hawaii #1 (Hello, BCS money!) among other egregious ballots.

The way the poll works is that you give your top 10 teams without ranking any of them except designating a #1 team to be used as a tiebreaker. A team gets a point per ballot they appear on. Teams are then ranked by those points.

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