Top Programs too pussy to play Boise State

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    No incentive for BCS conference teams to play Boise State | Voices.IdahoStatesman.com


    The story is starting to get some national attention as ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman has begun tweeting about it and a conversation he had with Benson. Feldman is characterizing the teams that refused the offer as "elite programs."

    No one is naming names, but here are some teams that have openings in 2011, according to nationalchamps.net: Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas A&M, Alabama (though the Crimson Tide plays at Penn State in 2011), Texas, Oklahoma State

    Among the teams whose schedules are full for 2011: UCLA, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida, USC

    This is part of the problem with the BCS. The easiest way to get into the BCS for big-conference teams is to win games. And it doesnÂ’t matter who you play in your non-conference games.

    So why would you risk a loss by scheduling a team like Boise State? Look at what a loss to the Broncos has done to Oregon. If the Ducks had played Portland State in their season opener, Oregon would likely be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the country at this point.
     
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    The article mentions that Florida's non-conference games that year are Charleston Southern and Troy. Troy is 7-3 so far this year, which is as good or better than any team on Boise State's schedule this year except Oregon.
     
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    They weren't really calling out Florida were they? I think they mentioned they didn't have an opening in their schedule.
     
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    Yeah, they sorta were. The point of mentioning that was to say Florida plays creampuffs for their non-conference games.
     
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    but Troy isn't as good as Boise State and they beat a team that would probably be ranked number 2 right now if they had not lost to BSU.
     
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    Sure. I agree on both counts. That being said, it's not like the other teams are taking a weak road out. Boise plays a weaker schedule than any of the teams ranked above them.
     
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    which is probably the reason why they are trying to play top programs. They said they don't even want them to come play in Boise, they will go there but no team will take them up on their offer. Why is that? :)
     
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    See, the pussy word drew me into a thread I do not care about.

    Just like my first two marriages.
     
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    yer such an easy prey for *****
     

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