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Getting to Know the Mountain West Football Coaches: DQ Edition

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In our ongoing efforts to bring you the comprehensive Boise State and Mountain West coverage you deserve, OBNUG staff have been working tirelessly to track down or make up elusive facts about the football coaches. At the AFCA head coaching conference earlier this year, one of our operatives staked out the local DQ to get the scoop on what each coach orders when they need some hot eats or cool treats.


  • COACH: Troy Calhoun, Air Force
  • SELECTION: Banana Split
  • ANALYSIS: An All-American treat for a service academy coach. Judging by his receding hairline and win total, Troy is attempting to recapture the flavor and success of his youth.

  • COACH: Bryan Harsin, Boise State
  • SELECTION: Medium Oreo Blizzard
  • ANALYSIS: Gritty and sweet, just like the taste of victory. Clearly selecting a more moderate size in order to watch his caloric intake.

  • COACH: Mike Bobo, Colorado State
  • SELECTION: Large Oreo Blizzard
  • ANALYSIS: We presume he’s so dedicated to becoming the “Next Boise State” that his order was “I’ll have what he’s having, but bigger” after Harsin got his Blizzard.

  • COACH: Bob Davie, New Mexico
  • SELECTION: Ice water, then added a packet of salt
  • ANALYSIS: When asked about his unorthodox drink selection, Bob reportedly said “Gatorade is for pansies.”

  • COACH: Matt Wells, Utah State
  • SELECTION: Dilly Bar
  • ANALYSIS: Simple pleasure on a budget, the Dilly Bar choice is respectable if a bit boring.

  • COACH: Craig Bohl, Wyoming
  • SELECTION: Hot Fudge Sundae and a Cheeseburger
  • ANALYSIS: Coach Bohl loves DQ because it reminds him of taking his best girl to the drive-in when they were going steady. It’s also one of only two fast food options in the state of Wyoming.


  • COACH: Jeff Tedford, Fresno State
  • SELECTION: Chocolate-dipped ice cream cone.
  • ANALYSIS: It’s not flashy but it gets the job done. Tedford’s school credit card got declined three times, however, so he ended up paying with exact pocket change and asking for a receipt “because he’d need one to get reimbursed.”

  • COACH: Nick Rolovich, Hawaii
  • SELECTION: Chicken Strip Basket & Pineapple shake
  • ANALYSIS: After ordering, Rolo proceeded to wolf down the meal as quickly as possible, pausing only to accuse two other coaches of eyeing his garlic toast.

  • COACH: Jay Norvell, Nevada
  • SELECTION: Mango Smoothie
  • ANALYSIS: It looked delicious.

  • COACH: Rocky Long, San Diego State
  • SELECTION: Brought his own ziploc baggy of peanut brittle from home
  • ANALYSIS: Economical but odd, typical Rocky Long. He didn’t take bites of the peanut brittle, just broke off chunks and “let it dissolve” in his mouth.

  • COACH: Brent Brennan, San Jose State
  • SELECTION: Couldn’t afford to make the trip
  • ANALYSIS: Brent attempted to Facetime several other coaches while they were at DQ, but nobody took his calls. It may be some sort of MW coach initiation thing, we’re not sure.

  • COACH: Tony Sanchez, UNLV
  • SELECTION: Ice Cream Birthday Cake
  • ANALYSIS: Tried to pay for the cake with a Frank Fertitta credit card, got into a loud argument with the cashier, then announced he was “gonna share the wealth” before dropping the cake box on the floor. Last seen attempting to get a new cake while blaming Jay Norvell for the cake drop incident.