Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 8-17-11

Sports Illustrated's annual College Football preview issue hits stands this week

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Boise State comes in at #8 in their preseason rankings and Sports Illustrated has a story on the prevalent theme for Boise State this year -- replacing Titus Young and Austin Pettis.

Other features in the issue are conference rankings (where the MWC is somehow ranked 7th behind the Big East), best coaches in college football (where Coach Pete comes in 3rd behind Gary Patterson and Nick Saban) and best game days (where Boise State doesn't make the top 10 /sadface).

Pick up a copy this week to check out all the details.

Yahoo! Sports drops the hammer on Miami Football

We've been hearing rumblings that it was going to be bad and the report didn't disappoint. Is there anything scarier these days then having a Yahoo! Sports reporter asking questions about their program? Wish ESPN's conflicts of interest piling up, Yahoo! Sports might be the best, most well funded and patient journalists in the nation right now.

Sporting News ranks Kellen Moore over Andrew Luck as top QB

They arrive there not based on pro potential, but overall college career

Podcast: Ivan Maisel and Beano Cook talk Boise State and Bleymaier firing

It's about halfway through if you care to listen but both say nice things about Boise State as a program and what Gene did for it.

Join me after the jump for some more links including video of Coach Pete on Rome Is Burning and a very special birthday

TCU's new QB Casey Pachall sits out of practice with a sore shoulder

Could durability be an issue for Pachall? Apparently he doesn't have that ginger toughness.

Video: Coach Pete on Rome Is Burning

HT: DarthProphet for grabbing the video

And a very special Happy Birthday to our own dear Kevan Lee!

For some reason, Kevan forgot to put himself on the OBNUG birthday list but luckily he has a great friend like me to remember for him.

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