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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 12-18-12

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Michael Frisina talks to media

Boise State senior kicker Michael Frisina spoke to the media yesterday for the first time since earlier this season and it's kind of shame after seeing what he had to say. He told a story about how a professor thought he was on the band when Frisina went to talk to him about what days he would be out due to football games.

Coach Pete talks about former assistants and their new head coaching positions

Coach Pete took time out of his weekly press conference to talk about former assistants Sean Kugler and Bryan Harsin taking head coaching positions and good naturedly said to be careful what you ask for. He said that he and Harsin are already planning on getting together to talk offense. He also said that current graduate assistant Andrew Browning will join Kugler at UTEP.

Article on Boise State's football success takes a shot at BSU's academics

I guess this shouldn't surprise me, but in this Seattle Times' article on how Boise State has had so much success, they slipped in this comment:

Some will note, privately, that Boise State has somewhat lower academic standards that allow it to take chances on players other schools must pass on.

This was immediately after they mentioned that Prosser native Kellen Moore was not widely recruited by bigger schools because of his size. I'm glad that the bigger, more "prestigious" schools of the PAC 12 can sit back and just assume that the good players that Boise State has recruited (Kellen Moore, Doug Martin, Shea McClellin, Billy Winn, etc.) wouldn't have been able to qualify academically at their school. I guess that Boise State's high APR ranking is due to strides the players have made after they've hit campus or just a lot of tennis and bowling classes.