Let's face it, Kellen Moore is amazing. Unbelievably so. And though Boise State refuses to retire numbers, there is nothing in the Unwritten Rules of The Blue stating that a player can't be honored in other ways. Which brings up the question we all must face as we stare into the abyss that is Life After Kellen.
That question is: How big should Kellen Moore's statue be? It isn't a question of whether he should have one. Even if Boise State finishes somehow just barely above .500 this year, he is going to shatter the all-time wins record for quarterbacks. Even if he throws two touchdowns and twenty interceptions, his career stats will remain terrifying for all time. But the thing with Kellen Moore is that he isn't going to allow us to be barely above five hundred and he isn't going to throw twenty picks. That is, perhaps more than any number of accomplishment, why he deserves a statue.
There are some options that we, the Bronco faithful, must decide upon. The most obvious answer to this question is "Thirty feet tall and made of glowing bronze with rubies for eyes." Hard to argue against this one. He has always been larger than life, a quarterback capable of superhuman feats. This statue would, more than any other option, capture how he is viewed by those he has defeated.
Another option, and the one I personally endore, is to make the statue 5'11'' tall. It isn't Kellen Moore's stature that makes him great, it is everything else about him. He is not larger than life, he just happens to make the most out of every single opportunity put in front of him. It would be, in my mind, a fitting tribute to both the man who destroys records like they are nothing and the program that allows such men to succeed.
The third option is... Something else. If you choose the option, let us all know what you think. Is thirty feet tall not tall enough? Is there somewhere in between that works for you? Do you hate the idea of statues?
Regardless of how you feel, it is time we tackle this issue. Next year we lose the finest quarterback ever to wear #11.