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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 8-31-11

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Ryan Winterswyk to present game balls along side Herschel Walker (HT: spudnic)

Looks like Zabransky did jump the gun on his announcement that he would be part of the coin toss. He will however be on hand for autographs in the FanZone prior to the game, if that's something you might be into.

In a must win game, what coach would you want? Chris Petersen or Gary Patterson

Steve Greenburg makes the correct call. Poor Matt Hayes must have lost the coin toss while picking sides.

Phil Steele picks Boise State over Georgia narrowly in his blog

Nothing really new here as he just regurgitates the talking points of everyone else. Yes, Jared Zabransky had a bad game in 2005. No, Kellen Moore should not play the same.

NCAA declares 8 Miami Hurricanes players ineligible for opener

The majority of the players are sitting only 1 game, while 3 other have multiple game suspensions. They also will need to repay the extra benefits. Does the NCAA have a cheat sheet for home much some of these *cough* benefits are worth?

Join me after the jump for some more links

Audio: Charles Robinson responds to Jason Whitlock

In case you missed it, Jason Whitlock wrote a rather scathing column criticizing the work that Charles Robinson and the rest of the Yahoo staff did on the Miami scandal. Mr. Robinson is about as respected as they come as far as sports investigative journalists go. On the other hand is Whitlock who has never written a piece of investigative journalism in his life. So, it's understandable that Robinson would be upset with Whitlock criticizing the exhaustive work that the Yahoo staff has done over the past year. 

Andy Staples sends up a college football fan's prayer

And yes, while the college football stories over the off season have been good "news" they're bad for the sport. So let's get back to just playing some football.

Kirk Herbstreit has some preseason awards called the "Herbies"

He names Tyler Shoemaker atop the list of "Names You'll Know By October"