Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 8-27-12

Aug 18, 2012; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick (16) during the fall scrimmage at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

Joe Southwick's job: don't turn the ball over, don't take sacks

That's Brian Murphy's assessment and I have to agree with him. I know I'll be nervous on Friday night and the most I want from Southwick is a smart game with routine completions. I'm not expecting anything flashy. I'm happy with check downs and throws to the outlet. Anything else is just gravy to me.

Read Boise State football's lists

The Statesman has a good little feature on all the lists and signs that Boise State uses. The one with the goal of the football team is probably my favorite. I also really like the "cycle of the snap" list. I think that's a great way to break down each play in a game and not get too high or too low.

Looking at history to try to predict this season

The Statesman has another good piece on different ways to look at how this season will go. There's something for everybody whether you're an eternal optimist or a nervous wreck. There's even a spotlight on Idaho talent on the roster.

Audio: Speaking on Sports podcast featuring Nate Peters

OBNUG contributor Nate Peters joins the Speaking on Sports podcast to talk about Boise State.

AP previews Boise State

Expect the same themes here about how Boise State will be replacing Kellen Moore, Doug Martin, Shea McClellin and also Brent Pease.

Boise State to join Big West in most non football sports starting in 2013

This news broke late Friday but I thought it was important to highlight. Boise State has finally been accepted into the Big West and will be WAC free. This is great news for the basketball team who did not want to be stuck in a dying league. Boise State will have to pay travel subsidiaries to visiting teams, however, and that is estimated to be about $750,000 a year. Overall, this should be the best move for Boise State at least based on today's circumstances.

Belated Birthday

Happy birthday to former player Thomas Byrd who celebrated his birthday yesterday.

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