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I don't want to take ALL the credit for the win, but...
I DID issue a heartfelt plea to the football gods. I think I only get one per life, so the next game is on someone else.
Seriously though, Saturday I was out celebrating my 24th wedding anniversary, so I didn’t get to watch the game. When it came time for lunch, my wife let me choose a sports bar where we could watch the 3rd quarter (marry up, gentlemen). I couldn’t believe what I was watching. I counted several consecutive plays where Bachmeier had more than 6 seconds to get rid of the ball. I was confused and delighted. By the time Kaniho Jr intercepted the Cougar’s last gasp, I was floating in football nirvana. I was giddy the rest of the day. Best anniversary present ever (no, honey, I love the socks you got me last year!). So thank you, Broncos! Thank you, beautiful wife! Thank you, football gods!
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Oh, how I would love to kick the Cougars in the "upper thigh area."
I cringe for more than one reason every time I see that gif. The ref was RIGHT THERE, and if I remember correctly, no flag was thrown. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
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We interrupt this Craig roast to inform you that no one is going to the AAC
There’s a paywall, but the article is pretty much summed up in the headline/URL. No real info as to why.
So that’s good. I live in Colorado. If those 2 teams go, my only chance to see the Broncos within a day’s drive would be in Laramie. And NOBODY wants to go to Laramie.
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No such luck
I just read both AFA and CSU are staying. It’s for the best I think. It never really made sense with the AAC’s media revenue most likely dropping as soon as the lose their trio of leaders. I’m glad they announced they were thinking about it. Maybe they lit a fire under Hair Thompson. It’s been kind of validating to read all the disdain for him from around the conference (not just on this site).
Just Like the USU Home Crowd!
Hopefully our crowd can cause as many false start penalties as the Aggie crowd. Oh, wait. Those were on THEIR team. Am I wrong, or are you not supposed to do that? 3 false starts in the first half on the home team. To me, that’s funny. To them, that means they might want to work on that.
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On the up-side...
We won’t have to face a triple option team every single year.
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There are too many decent Western teams to not have a conference
If the MWC dissolves (big if), there will be enough teams to make a new conference. It would probably have a worse media deal (if you can imagine that), but it wouldn’t be the end of the football world. I think the biggest issue for BSU is if the Big12 doesn’t expand more, or even worse, if they somehow coerce some PAC12 schools to joining. That may lock us out long-term.
Another bad scenario is if Oregon & USC jump ship for the BIG. That would have far-reaching effects that would precipitate the complete schism of the "Haves" conferences vs the "Have Nots," and even if BSU is in the Big12 when that happens, chances are the Big12 is standing outside the doors pounding on the glass.
For now, we bide our time and hope the PAC gets better and the Big12 expands more (rumors are it won’t be until 2023).
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Can I get an asterisk?
Yes, Wyoming is 4-0, but that includes a 3-point win over an FCS team and a come-from-behind 2-point win over a UConn squad that fired their coach 2 weeks ago. I do not fear the cowboy.
I do worry about AFA and how many missed tackles will lead to 70-yard touchdowns there. Other than that, nothing on the Mountain side keeps me up at night.
I really liked the resilience I saw in the defense yesterday. Yes, they gave up a lot of yards on the ground, but they bowed up when they needed to. There are things to work on, but there was also a lot of improvement. Is it possible we are seeing young coaches learning? I think Plough made huge steps in his play calling yesterday. It may be a long year, but I think we are laying the foundation of a good staff. Those early losses are already paying dividends.
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My sentiments exactly... almost
I’m with you 100% except for your first point. I think Hank has arm talent, and he’s accurate enough. I think his biggest problem is decision making and lack of vision. He doesn’t throw his receivers open.
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This team is reminding me more and more of Hawk’s first year. We had 5 losses that year, and some really sloppy games with lots of bone-headed plays and bad run defense (Rice, anyone?). But buried in the muck was a gem in the Fresno St game. They were ranked 8th and thought they were world beaters after knocking off overrated A&M and Colorado teams early in the season. We went into the valley and taught them what was what. I really hope the part of Fresno State will be played by BYU this year. We just have to put it all together. Please! Please, Football Gods! Shine down on the Broncos!
As for conference play, I’m very concerned about the teams in the West. We’ll see how we stack up with Nevada, but honestly, they don’t scare me as much as Fresno and SD at this point. Give me Strong’s "cannon" over the relentless thrashing we will be taking at the hands of the California teams’ run games. On the Mountain side, I think we are in good shape except for Air Force. Their option offense gives us problems even on years when we have a decent run defense. On the other hand, our bend-don’t-break style may be just what we need to survive that outing. We’ve got a chance to right the ship against an up-and-down Utah State, and I think we’ll do just that. I just wish we could play the rest of the Mountain before we face the West.