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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 10-13-11

Matt Miller is a legend in Montana

I had no clue that Bobby Petrino was from Montana and a family friend of the Millers. I'm just glad Matt chose Boise State over Arkansas.

Football Outsiders has Boise State's defense ranked #1 in their fancy ratings (HT: Freshbreff)

The crazy thing in their ratings is that they even have a component to weight the opponent to punish weaker schedules and reward tougher ones. 

Could Boise State be the hipster, trendy pick for the National Championship?

Bill Connelly looks at the rest of the teams (i.e. not Alabama, LSU or Oklahoma) vying for the national championship and helps those of you who are sick of the mainstream, popular teams pick an alternative team.

Stewart Mandel reiterates what we all already know, Boise State needs many teams to lose

He also talks about how having multiple undefeated conference champions could blow up the BCS, especially if Stanford and Wisconsin get shut out after the Big 10 and Pac 12 implemented championship games to supposedly help out their team's NC chances.

Boise State picked dead last in preseason MWC media basketball poll

Leon Rice has the MWC right where he wants them.

NCAA clears Auburn of any wrongdoing in Cam Newton case

This only proves to me that Auburn was really good at cheating. Cash is king, people.

Birthday, birthday

Happy birthday to reader Derek B. Hope all of your birthday wishes come true!

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