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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 7-25-12

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BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 24:  Head Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos watches a play against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Bronco Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 24: Head Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos watches a play against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Bronco Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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Coach Petersen addressed media at MWC media days

He addressed a number of topics including the QB race, the NCAA appeal and preseason polls. For the QB race, as we all would expect, he says they will remain patient about naming a starter. Obviously this worked out with Kellen Moore in his freshman season. Hopefully the same will happen here. He also plans to use the reduced scholarship amount of 82 instead of a full 85 until the NCAA rules. He did say that he had plans for the 3 additional scholarships if the NCAA rules before the season starts. And lastly, he had a nice line about respect being earned and not given and that preseason polls give respect before it's earned. Well said.

Penn State loses first player from roster after NCAA sanctions

It's open season the Penn State roster and the first to go is offensive lineman Ryan Nowicki who will reportedly transfer to Illinois. I would assume a lot more players will be right behind them in the next few weeks after the NCAA gave everyone carte blanche to transfer anywhere they want and to play immediately. I'd be curious if any of them would want to go to Boise State if the NCAA gives them their 3 scholarships back?

Scott Van Pelt to start covering college football for ESPN

I like this move. ESPN subtracted Craig James and is now adding the ever likable Scott Van Pelt to its college football squad. That is until he succumbs to the ESPN pressure to bad mouth Boise State. In that case, he's dead to me.