Last season in almost every single game after the Virginia Tech game and before the Nevada game the Boise State starters did not play in the 4th quarterer. Some games the starters played in the very beginning of the 4th, but not for very long and some games they hardly played in the second half. Do you think that is going to change this year?
Last years team was very senior heavy, but this year is a different story. Do you think that will affect the way the coaches will play their starters this year? During the Nevada game a lot of the starters seemed tired and worn out. Which I understand since they hadn't played a full game 2 months. I know they can practice hard and be in the best possible shape, but it is quite different playing in the game when your adrenaline is going.
I don't doubt the coaching staff in any way, I just hope the realize the difference it seemed to make in close games last year. I have zero problem putting the 2nd and 3rd team players in to get the game experience, but the starters need the playing time too. Who know, maybe more games will be closer and this won't even be an issue. Just wondering what everyone else thinks?
On a funny side note, I am on the Oregon coast with my wife for a vacation. We stopped in Portland to fill the car up with gas and I had my Boise State hat and sweatshirt on. The guy who filled up the care was a Beaver's fan and he gave me a hard time, all in good fun. He then remarked that there were some Vandals who came through a while before and he said they were talking crap about Boise State!!! That cracked me up that Vandal fans have to go to Portland to whine about Boise State to Beaver and Duck's fans!