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Wake Up, Bronco Nation: Coaching searches; Bowl game matchup; Boise State compared to Colorado State?

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This morning, on my way to work, I slipped on the frozen newspaper on our front porch.

I’ve fallen on some hard Times.

Some coaching slots got filled this weekend.

Mike Norvell (former Memphis HC) to Florida State. That should be fun come next year.

Eli Drinkwitz to Missouri. And, really, good for him. He’s had himself quite the trajectory. A bummer he didn’t decide to keep the momentum going at Appalachian State but you can’t blame him for wanting to strike while the iron was hot.

Some dude named Sam Pittman to Arkansas. This one is probably the most interesting one given he wasn’t even a coordinator but an offensive line coach. The Arkansas search really didn’t do anyone any favors. And it seemed like a cluster.

Those three hires are important because, in some capacity, they are Boise State-related. FSU clearly wasn’t going to go after the head football coach at Boise State, but they do visit Boise in the fall.

Missouri search had some links to Boise State as—for some—Harsin was a target.

Arkansas, well, mostly message board chatter about a Boise State head coach going there.

I don’t know if/when Bryan Harsin decides his time is done with Boise State. But you have to appreciate that he didn’t want anything—like a potential new job—come between him and winning. Not sure if him interviewing would have resulted in a hire in any of the above circumstances. But these schools wanted to move fast. And they moved on without him.

ICYMI: Yeah, we are going to Las Vegas and, yeah, against Washington

This was literally the last matchup I wanted. The disrespect for both teams, and fan bases, is just irritating. Yeah, I will watch, but I don’t have to like it.

What does Boise State have that the CSU Rams don’t?

Lots of hubris in this article for a team that likes to spend money but can’t win anything.

Miscellinkeous

Polar bear in a snowstorm.