Attack The Opponent: Utah State Aggies

Look, Utah State. Sorry about your best running back and safety getting hurt against Air Force last week. Boise is gonna be down a linebacker and a safety it sounds like, so it’s not like you’re the only team looking at going in to next weekend a bit banged up. It is totally likely, though,…

Rapid Reaction – Obvious/Not So Obvious Observations

First off, I want to sit back and think of the world we are living in and focus on how far we have come. I don’t care if Washington State and Oregon State are not “great” Power 5 schools. 15 years ago the thought of beating two Pac-10, now Pac-12 schools in a single season…

Attack The Opponent: Oregon State Beavers

Oregon State is like Washington State in that they have no excuse not to be a better football team. They’ve hit the P5 lottery, are a solid university providing excellent educations in one of the most beautiful places on earth…and squander it on acting like Trump-toned rainforest Vandals by playing crap football and partying away…

Attack The Bye Week

The Broncos are 2-0, and this bye is an opportunity for the team to catch their breath between Pac12 opponents, watch some tape, and work on some of the weaker points that will need shored up before playing 10 weeks in a row, starting in a couple weeks in a rare afternoon game at Oregon…

Attack The Opponent – Washington State Cougars

Boise State has never beaten the Washington State Cougars in a football game. Sure, it was back in the dark ages. Hell, Harsin was still a QB for two of those games and was a GA for the next one. The last time, in 2001, was his first season coaching. Hars doesn’t seem like the…

Rapid Reaction – Obvious/Not So Obvious Observations

Game over, Broncos win, time for the Wazzu! But before we move on, and start talking about the challenge ahead. Here are some observations that are pretty obvious, and maybe some that are not so obvious. It was nice to see Harsin calling plays again. You could see the style that made him so popular when…

Attack The Opponent: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

The Ragin Cajuns (one of the best mascot names in the country!) are coming off a 4-8 season, a quarterback battle, and a five hundred year flood in their city. Not exactly the ingredients for an amazing  performance in their first game. It’s hard to talk trash about these guys – in the wake of…

What Can Vegas and Gamblers Tell Us about Boise State’s 2016 Record?

College football is upon us (Praise be!). Camps have opened, players and coaches are giving daily interviews, and sports blogs have begun over analyzing every aspect of their favorite team. Blue Turf Nation has no shortage of talented writers that leave no blue and orange stone un-turned, but to paraphrase Robots visionary innovator Mr. Bigweld,…

Realign This – A Realists View of Big 12 Expansion

It feels like every word that there is to be said about Big 12 realignment already has been said by now. The consensus seems to be that Boise State is yet again going to be left on the outside looking in, languishing in the Mountain West while the likes of BYU and Houston ride their…

Boise State predictions for ’16-17 season

Bronco Fans, I am going to take an in-depth look at Boise State’s offense and give my prediction for how I think they will fair in different categories on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. I will look at things on the offense such as turnovers, passing yards, rushing yards, etc., give you…

Attack The Opponent (Bowl Edition!): Northern Illinois Huskies

The matchup with NIU has been years in the making. They’re another blue collar team from a small city, built on a reputation for giant killing. The Huskies are not “The Next Boise State,” they have forged their own identity. But it’s still the MAC. The Huskies have had the same sort of trajectory over…

Attack The Opponent: Air Force Academy Falcons

The hierarchy of meaningless gods that I think of for things that are matters of chance are not in charge of the big stuff. In fact, in this gospel, they’re just as bewildered as we are about the origin of the universe. There’s no water into wine here. No burning bushes, no talking snakes. If…