Harsin didn't say Finley was the starter, but he did tell the media about his decision to let the legal process play out and let that be the punishment. He reiterated his stance on being a mentor and teacher to these kids, as well as their coach, and I'm sure he's close enough to the situation to be the best person to make that call. He knows Finley, and I'm fine with his decision.
Chris Petersen is not thrilled about the prospect of returning to play his former team. Some of his reasons are the game-day environment, playing against kids he recruited, and the fact that he secretly knows Harsin is the diabolical genius behind his first Fiesta Bowl win. (I might have made that last one up, but also might not have.) If you read closely into his comments, I think you can see an admission he expects to lose:
“Those people are all there to see Boise win. That’s how it is, that’s how it should be, that’s how it will be.”
With a well-placed ellipses and a little emphasis added, this quote reads, "Those people are all there to see Boise win...that's how it will be."
Totally admitting defeat, amirite?
This article is from NBC Sports, and it talks about Boise State being the standard-bearer for the G5 teams. It's a great feeling representing the underdogs!
You might check back on this link throughout the week to see updates from our team and other teams in the MWC. Sounds like Rocky Long is his same salty self. Must be all that sea water he's been drinking.
I so wanna make this.