That’s right, B-o-i-s-e.

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What more does a former JC, playing in a 1-AA stadium,  have to do to earn proper respect? Boise State football continues to thrive despite getting jilted by major conferences from coast-to-coast. The Pac 12 will never take the Broncos because of the academic snobs at Cal,  a school that just produced a quarterback, Jared Goff, who didn’t know the sun rose in the east and set in the west.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.  

 

Rankman’s reaction to Gould and Blaudschun. Herb picking Georgia at No. 16 was a brilliant first play as he softens up the SEC before plowing into a buffet of Big Ten animal-nicknamed schools. Our friend Andy Bagnato used to say the Big Ten led the nation in road-kill mascots you wouldn’t necessarily stop to help if you hit them on the highway: Gophers, Badgers, Wolverines, Hawkeyes, Nittany Lions…and now you can add Terrapin since Maryland joined. Any way, we are still waiting for Herbie to drop Northern Illinois somewhere in his top 10.  Jersey Guy? Why should Baylor be a surprise? Blau never met program on probation, or about to go on probation, he didn’t like. His favorite all time coach is Oklahoma’s Barry Switzer, the bootlegger’s son who had two rules for his players: Show up and win. Switzer is believed to have adopted, in the 1980s, college football’s first open-carry gun policy for dormitories. Don’t be surprised if Jersey Guy tries to sneak SMU into his  top 10 because, you know, we’ve got a payroll to meet.