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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 7-29-11

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Robb Akey happy to talk trash about Broncos at WAC media days

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Zing! He really got us with that one. The Mountain West looks exactly like the SEC from where we're standing, except for all these mediocre teams and the fact that our commissioner hates us.

Hawaii picked as preseason WAC favorite, Fresno second, Neavda third

Idaho was picked to finish sixth by both the coaches and the media, which is no surprise. The surprise: One media member voted Utah State No. 1 in his or her poll. I blame an Adam Nettina story idea gone horribly wrong.

(via: Pac 10 alum)

Daryn Colledge signs with Cardinals for 5 years, $27.5 million

It will be sad to say good-bye to such a great Green Bay fanba----Whoa, did you say $27.5 millions?!

Stewart Mandel doesn't think Boise State will have an easy time in the Mountain West

He's in bed with Craig Thompson! Well, probably not, but he's definitely more skeptical than you and I are.

In the MWC, however, TCU, Air Force and SDSU will all be games that could go either way. (If CSU is a sleeper, that's news to me, but as a local, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt). The interesting question will be whether a Boise team that beats Georgia but loses one conference game can still finish ranked high enough to earn a BCS berth. Starting high won't hurt.

More links after the jump.

Dawg Sports gets philosophical on Boise State - Georgia game answers the question: Who has more to gain in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic?

If a formerly great SEC school beats a powerhouse non-AQ school, does anyone care that much? The conclusion is that people will think far worse of Boise if the Broncos lose than they will think highly of Georgia if the Dawgs win. The story is worth reading for the line alone: 

No amount of chanting "S-E-C! S-E-C!" can change the fact that, in 2010, the Broncos wouldn't have gone 6-7 against our schedule, and the Bulldogs wouldn't have gone 12-1 against their schedule.

(via: smurfturfer)

Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz has his own Heisman campaign video

For reasons that are not immediately clear to anyone.

Titus Young signs rookie contract with the Lions

Add Jim Rome to the list of people who think the blue-on-blue ban is stupid (via: PrfctSpcmn)

Boise State tied with Oregon, Oklahoma for Phil Steele's top home-field advantage (via: bleedblue)