As I sit here and cry myself through meaningless workday after workday, I start to wonder why it feels like my world is falling apart. Truth be told, it's just because I've been spoiled and haven't had this much losing in my system for half of my (granted young) lifetime. I got to wondering in the days of media quiet around the Boise State program, when the last time Boise State lost 5 games in a season. You guessed it, 1998. in 2001 they went 8-4 matching the win total, but in 1998 they mustered a 6-5 record, finishing off the season by losing to some nasty and inebriated folks from ... meh it's not worth the rambling.
This season was a let down in every sense, but we knew the team had a tough schedule. We simply are not used to them losing the tough ones. After all this, my research has brought me one conclusion: Chris Peterson was a mastermind, but was in the downslope of his coaching career at this university. Before people begin calling heresy, understand that I believe he is still a genius, that he will succeed at Washington, and that we owe a massive debt of grattitude to him. But also understand this, Boise State may be fortunate to move out of the complacency into the persistant. We may have avoided a "Mack Brown" situation. We who live or cheer in this valley have been blessed for the past 15 years.
So now that the team has had it's worst season in the past 15 years, it is time to move on. It is time to bring in new recruits, new mindsets, new schemes and plays, and set new goals. I am extremely excited for Harsin, wish him and his staff the best fortune, and expect great things from the season that is to come.