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Wednesday: Links with dread

The WAC preseason picks are out. Click here for the results. (Spoiler alert: the good guys win.)

Story of the day:
Boise State making play for MWC? [Review Journal]

For awhile now, it seems like the Broncos have been exploring options on how to get out of the WAC. Their latest accomplice may be...the Humanitarian Bowl?

The Mountain West could send a team to that game this season if the Atlantic Coast Conference fails to qualify an eighth bowl team, but a deal would be for a guaranteed spot in 2009 for the No. 5 MWC team. MWC commissioner Craig Thompson didn't deny Boise State might use the bowl as a means to gain admission into the Mountain West.
What strange bedfellows. Boise State and the H-Bowl have a tenuous history, mostly because BSU treats the home game as a fall-back option, not unlike our dating history in high school. "Well, if the Hawaii Bowl asks us out, then we're going, but I guess we could always play mini golf with the H-Bowl if all else fails." We love mini golf.

Not sure how everyone is making the presumption that a MWC team in the H-Bowl means Boise State is making a play to join the conference. From what we can tell, the Broncos might have more incentive to stay home and face a MWC team (ugh, Wyoming again?) to prove that they belong with Mountain West teams.

It's worth following to say the least, but we'd rather the Broncos be looking for subversive ways to join the Pac-10.

Other links:

Tim Brady on cover of media guide [Press-Tribune]

Sorry, Brock Jaramillo. Maybe next year.

Colt Brennan blogs Colt Brennan-ness []

Thanks, Warriors Will Throw. We appreciate the extra ammunition.

The Bronco Nation podcast is big time [BNN]

Voting FSU ahead of BSU in preseason polls, however, is not big time.

Sporting News' Boise State preview [Sporting News]

#33 in the country: we'll take that.

Interesting stats on the WAC [Sporting Network]

An original WAC preview. How refreshing.

Statesman's preview of media days [Statesman]

Brent Guy rationalizing his career record should be fun.

Chase Holbrook, Heisman candidate [Reno Gazette-Journal]

We just threw up in our mouth a little.

Interesting take on mid-majors [Sunday Morning Quarterback]

Kudos to blogger journalism.

Idaho State may not even be competitive in Big Sky [ISZ]

Merril Hoge sheds a tear.