The Playoff Promised Land

Boise State has wandered in the College Football desert for decades and now we can see the promised land in the distance, though it is populated by fierce giants. I'm saying we "have a chance." Certainly we can make it into the land, but to conquer it we'll need providence and a strong leader. I believe Andy Avalos may be our Joshua. I'm sick of eating the manna of G5 consolation prizes; I'm hungry for the milk and honey of the big time games-- the big prize being the championship itself. It's in sight, just out of reach.

It's time for a new Era.

Get ready Bronco Nation.

It's time for a holy war.


In case anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about, it was just decided yesterday that there will be a 12 team college football playoff. The top 6 conference Champs are guaranteed a spot, and for those of you with a math degree, that means that (at least!) one G5 conference is guaranteed a spot every year. Boise State has a real chance to play for a College Football National Championship for the first time ever!! I can't believe it actually happened. Except I can, except I can't!!!

Craig Thompson finally did something good with his life, as he was apparently a big part of pushing this for years. And I agree 100% with his sentiments about the past.

"Life is about moving forward, not getting stuck on the past," Thompson said. "But it’s hard not to think about all the opportunities that teams have missed because it took so long to get this done."

Thompson said he couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic after hearing the news Friday. He immediately thought about former Boise State coach Chris Petersen, former TCU coach Gary Patterson and current Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. Utah left the Mountain West for the Pac-12 in 2011. TCU left to join the Big 12 the following year.

"How many playoffs would those guys have participated in?" Thompson asked. "It’s crazy to think about what could have been."

Petersen coached the Broncos from 2006 to 2013, leading Boise State to five conference championships. Under his guidance, Boise State also ended the regular season ranked in the top 10 of the AP Top 25 poll five times.

Damb straight.

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