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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 11-8-11

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BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 01:  A general view of Bronco Stadium during the game between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Boise State Broncos on October 1, 2011 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 01: A general view of Bronco Stadium during the game between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Boise State Broncos on October 1, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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Albertsons Foundation awards Boise State Athletics $3 million dollar grant

The grant is part of the Go On campaign and will be used to expand the football complex and create an academic center within the complex. I'm reading between the lines, but I'm hoping this also includes a maple bar stand somewhere in Bronco Stadium.

Bill Connelly's bowl projections have Boise State in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama

This is all based on Oregon beating Stanford, Oklahoma beating Oklahoma State and Oregon beating out Alabama, Oklahoma and Boise State to play LSU for the title game. LSU and Oregon rematch? No thank you. 

Audio: Bruce Feldman tells Dan Patrick that Boise State would be a good opponent for LSU

He still thinks that Alabama is a better, more physical team but admits that he'd rather see Boise State take on LSU with a month to prepare. 

Notre Dame goes the opposite way of tradition, tries to out ugly Maryland with new helmets

Notre Dame decides to cross an old helmet design featuring a shamrock with a kaleidoscope and the new helmets out rather ugly. I'd take the solid gold any day. 

Bronco Stadium gets reviewed!

Bronco Stadium comes in with a 4.3 rating but gets its lowest score in the neighborhood category. When listing the restaurants nearby, the list is pretty much comprised of fast food chains and that gets really depressing. 

Houston Nutt agrees to resign at the end of the season

And before anyone starts the Chris Petersen to Ole Miss rumors, a local radio guy here in Nashville made a great point about this job. It's a potential career killer for any coach to go in there and try to turn it around in 3 years. After that, fans lose patience. Just ask Derek Dooley.