Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 11-17-11

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 12: Jarrell Root #96 of the Boise State Broncos psyches up his team before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Bronco Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Lee Hightower thrown into the fire at cornerback for the Broncos

While Hightower showed his youth at times during the loss to TCU, he also showed a lot of potential playing cornerback instead of the position he's being groomed to take over, safety. 2 things I didn't realize about Hightower: he chose Boise State over playing and studying in the Ivy League which was his mom's first choice for him and he was a late addition to the recruiting class after recruit Jamie Byrd decommitted to go to TCU.

"Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi! oi! oi!"

That's the chant from the student section any time Australians Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic scored last night in Boise State's drumming of Utah. Apparently it's a popular cricket chant. I'm a fan.

Kellen Moore named semifinalist in Walter Camp Player of the Year award

The list was narrowed to 15 players and will further be narrowed to 5 finalists on November 30. 

Boise State having trouble stopping disciplined teams?

Yeah, I'm not buying this premise. Yes, TCU executed well but they were hardly flawless. I would chalk it up more to when teams execute well, they play better and have more success. It's kind of a zero sum game in that respect. If one team is executing well, the other team is not. It just so happened that in Boise State's losses recently, the opposing team has made 1 or 2 more plays than Boise State.

Peter Bean makes a case to root for Oklahoma State and I wholeheartedly agree

Primarily because no one wants to see an LSU/Alabama or LSU/Oregon rematch and Oklahoma sure doesn't deserve a chance at the title game after their loss to Texas Tech. Also, the SEC sucks this year and it's good to hear someone else say it. 

New Mexico hires Bob Davie as coach

New Mexico was able to land the ex Notre Dame coach and current ESPN commentator as their next coach. I guess that's good for New Mexico to land someone with a little name recognition. Now to see if he can actually coach...

Former Fiesta Bowl COO indicted 

Natalie Wisneski was indicted Wednesday for her role in the illegal political contributions by Fiesta Bowl employees. Wisneski was the one who authorized the reimbursements to the Fiesta Bowl employees who made the contributions.

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