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Broncos add Nevada and Fresno State to 2011 football schedule, Idaho will have to wait

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Boise State finalized its 2011 non-conference schedule yesterday, agreeing to games against Nevada and Fresno State. Did Gene Bleymaier not see that post I put up last week? OBNUGgers specifically asked for two BCS-conference schools.

Chances are the Broncos did the best they could on short notice when most every other school in the country already had its schedule full. Still, are you happy having the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack on the schedule? Share your thoughts in the comments. Read more after the jump.

HT to WolfPackNev for FanShotting this story last night. Read some comments over there if you'd like.

Boise State's 2011 and 2012 opponents, now with less Idaho

The Broncos have their opponents set in stone for the next two years now that Bleymaier and Co. have finalized 2011 and fresh off the new deal with Michigan State. Here are your next two years of Boise State football games:

2011 schedule

Non-conference:

  • September 3: @ Ole Miss
  • September 17: @ Toledo
  • September 24: vs. Tulsa
  • October 1: vs. Nevada
  • October 8: @ Fresno State

Conference: Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV, Wyoming.

2012 schedule

Non-conference:

  • August 31: @ Michigan State
  • September 15: vs. Miami (OH)
  • September 22: vs. BYU

Conference: Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV, Wyoming.

As you probably noticed, there is no room for any Idaho game the next couple years. The series can resume in 2013 at the earliest. Not that anyone at Boise State really wants that to happen.

Nevada coach Chris Ault's response: Surly

Were Chris Ault to get his way, the Boise State game most definitely would not be on the schedule. And Colin Kaepernick would have one more year of eligibility.

"I was shocked to hear that," said Ault of the announcement of the addition of Boise to the schedule in 2011. "The first I heard of it was (Monday morning). I just thought we were going to replace Boise next year with a home game. I just assumed we would. I didn't think twice about it ...

"We're already playing Oregon on the road," Ault said. "We're already going to Texas Tech. Why do we need another road game like Boise?"

Nevada football: Anyone, anywhere, any time it's convenient for them provided they don't already have a couple of tough games in which case they're good thanks.

At least there's no I-AA team on the schedule

It could be worse. It could be Fresno State and Weber State.

Your turn

What do you think of Boise State adding Fresno and Nevada? Is the Broncos' schedule tough enough next year? How about its 2012 schedule? Share your thoughts in the comments.