Boise State TE Gabe Linehan out, WR Geraldo Boldewijn returns, kickoff team impresses

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State junior tight end Gabe Linehan will be out for a while with a hamstring injury, coach Chris Petersen said Monday (audio here).

Linehan had been limited in the first four games. He didn’t play in the second half against New Mexico.

“I don’t know if it will be a month or longer,” Petersen said. “It’s more technical than just hamstring issues.”

Freshmen Holden Huff and Hayden Plinke and sophomore transfer Connor Peters will pick up extra snaps. Sophomore Kyle Sosnowski has been out since fall camp and still is rehabbing, Petersen said.

“They’re capable of doing it,” tight ends coach Scott Huff said of the youngsters. “They’ve been doing it. All their roles will expand a little bit. Obviously we want Gabe back, but I have all the confidence in the world one of those guys will step up.”

Petersen didn’t provide any information on the offensive line injuries — right guard Michael Ames and right guard/tackle Jake Broyles were injured on back-to-back plays last week.

Tailback Drew Wright is day to day, Petersen said. He missed last week’s game.

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Junior wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn returns this week after serving a four-game NCAA suspension for receiving impermissible benefits from his host family.

Boldewijn will travel with the team but his role hasn’t been determined, Petersen said.

Boldewijn made 19 catches for 266 yards and two touchdowns last season. He has been on the scout team during his suspension.

“He’s been great on the scout team,” Petersen said.

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Petersen said senior Michael Frisina has separated himself from sophomore Dan Goodale and redshirt freshman Jake Van Ginkel in the kicker race.

“Mike’s been pretty consistent all along,” Petersen said. “He’s been consistent. He’s just been better. We chart everything. … He’s been really the clear-cut guy and so he’s kind of our guy.”

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Southern Miss has appeared in 10 straight bowl games but is off to an 0-4 start under new coach Ellis Johnson.

“I don’t even kind of think of them (as winless),” Petersen said. “You watch a team and you see if they’re getting better, what their skill level is, and they may be a team that has as many athletes as any team we’ve seen so far.”

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Petersen on the two fumbles against New Mexico, which gave the Lobos the ball at the Boise State 26-yard line and 1-yard line: “That’s cutting the defense’s throat right there.”

•••

Quarterback Joe Southwick had a 176.54 efficiency rating against New Mexico despite what Petersen called “four blatant drops.”

“If you put those in there, he has a pretty efficient game,” Petersen said.

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Petersen on tailback Jay Ajayi:

“He did some really good things. A guy who does those types of things, he’ll earn more reps and more carries. … There’s usually a certain package and plays that we rep during the week. That doesn’t mean if a guy goes down that he can’t take over for somebody, but then in the second half … you want your guys in there. D.J. (Harper), nobody is more important to us than him, so he’s going to be in there.”

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Boise State’s kickoff team played with a fury against New Mexico that impressed coaches. Lobos kickoff returner Chase Clayton led the nation going into the game but was sidelined by a big hit from linebacker Blake Renaud. The Lobos finished with three returns for 48 yards (16 yards per return).

“Our kickoff team played as well as we’ve seen them play around here in a lot of years,” Petersen said. “A couple guys were really flying down there and making plays, led by Blake Renaud. He was a force in there.”

•••

Southwick on Shane Williams-Rhodes’ touchdown: “That was sweet. That was a run-pass option for us. They loaded the box so we’ve got to give it to little Shane out there, so that was sweet. I tried to get it out of my hands as fast as I could so he would have time to do something, and he did something.”

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Boise State’s players of the week: Southwick (offense), linebacker J.C. Percy (defense) and Renaud (special teams).

•••

Southern Miss will face a ranked team for the third time this season. The Golden Eagles have lost to Nebraska and Louisville, in addition to losses to Western Kentucky and East Carolina.

“They will be as difficult to handle as anybody we’ve played,” Johnson said. “I think they are very underrated. Polls are polls and as you lose early or late, it affects where you are in polls. Don’t be fooled. This is a top-20 football team. When you watch them on film, there is some really impressive execution.”

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Pot - meet the Kettle

Petersen on the two fumbles against New Mexico, which gave the Lobos the ball at the Boise State 26-yard line and 1-yard line:

“That’s cutting the defense’s throat right there.”

Hmmm, kind of like calling a fake punt on your own 22 yard line - and failing to get the first down.

Run for 118 yds on 6 carries in the 1st half

That earns you a spot on the bench for the entire 2nd half. That's the Boise State way (apparently).

Tfunky made a great observation

DJ is on pace to rush for 60+ attempts in a season more than any RB in Boise State history. Hes a warrior, no doubt. He also may be the most important player the Broncos have, but at what cost?

Ajayi has earned more carries. If not to help Harper through the entire season (on two repaired ACL's) but to bring his running power and speed to the field. He also had some great vision cutting back a few times against New Mexico. 6 carries wasnt nearly enough.

Jack Feilds has also played well, minus the fumble against Miami OH. Give these guys some carries!!

Ajayi/Fields

Every week, Petersen says he wants to get those guys in more. And every time it's crunch time, he leans on Harper. It's going to take a couple easy wins to get them enough carries that he trusts them more. I don't think Harper's pace will continue.

Cripe I have been on the fire- prince- bad- idea -

using- harper- a -lot bandwagon but I can see the value of trusting your senior back in a tight game. I mean look at TCU last year, new ball carrier+ fumble in a close game= Loss. But NM was not making it a tight game until the 4th quarter. So why not use him in the 3rd. It just seems that pete is using a logic that does not hold up. Potter fumbled, not a RB. So in the third quarter why not go with the hot hand?

RBs

They had already given Ajayi two drives to end the second quarter, so it was natural they would go back to Harper to start the third. ... Also, as Petersen mentioned, a lot of this is determined before the game based on which plays guys practice. Not sure how much of the playbook Ajayi was prepped to run.

Chadd

I would think almost all Bronco fans understand this. And I think you're right the issue is trust. But the 3rd quarter wasnt crunch time. Beginning of 4th wasnt crunch time. I think the Broncos thought there would be "mop up duty" in the 4th for Ajayi and Feilds. But by then, it was too late and the score ended up closer and those guys didnt get touches. Im advocating for touches early and often. DJ's pace cant continue. It doesnt need to. He can be a 1000 yard back and still share the work load.

RBs II

Like I said above, the third quarter wasn't crunch time, but Ajayi had gotten the ball on the final two drives of the second quarter, so I think that was a factor. Also, if Dallas Burroughs doesn't fumble that kickoff (in a spot where Harper usually would be) I think things would have been different. That sort of reinforced the trust issue.

Agreed...

Never thought of that. The DB fumble on the kickoff made it different. Great point.

Speaking of trust - is Bronco Nation losing trust in Petersen?

instead of trusting Harper as KOS - be gets sentimental and decides to have two trusted brothers back there - then blames fumble as reason things went bad - things are going bad because the coaching is bad - trust me on that

Come on man...

Get real. No real Bronco fan doubts Coach Pete, we are just asking questions. I see what you're doing there your last few posts. You're trying to make smoke where there is no fire. Save the drama dude.

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Go Broncos!

Ill take "Smoke This!" for $500

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Φ Yep,

laughing on that one. Nobody else, ahhh, errr ...

potatolander, it's 867-5309. Ask for Mr. Haney.

duck er I mean potatolander

Do you want coach petes job, you seem to be very knowledgeable in football. Your recent posts alone just ooze football prowess. You could be head coach, ugly the OC....

No, but

they are losing trust in trolls. Seriously is that the best ya got?

I wouldn't have complained if...

Dougie would have got every touch last year and that is how I feel about D.J. this year.

blorange Won Zeerow Wuhn

So you don't advocate preparing young playrs for the future or having offensive schemes that are not reliant on solely one runner but have diffeerentiation built into the Offensive Game Plan to keep the opposing defense guessing?

What a boring game it would be to see DJ be the only runner to ever touch the ball.

I know it has been said that DJ is on track to break the all-time record for a Bronco for Rushing Attempts in a single season.

I kinda think that a record like that is kinda pathetic if viewed as any type of criterion or measurement of the success of an Offensive Coordinator.

Color me old fashioned, but I am of the opinion that using multiple backs in multiple roles and situations and formations in a backfield is a good thing, as it provides some balance (when mixed with a passing game) to an offense.

But then again, I am an old Single Wing kinda guy

Surely your post was toungue-in-cheek and meant to elicit laughter.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

BAA Member # 63799

Surely

you don't believe that anybody takes you serious and your posts are meant to elicit sympathy. Enough already, nobody cares what you have to say. You are clearly a fake fan and are only here to ruffle feathers. Time to find a new hobby.

Φ Post of the

year, so far.

rzr

come-on...vndl has been around for along time and we all know that he...a multi-generation Idahoan (with degrees from UI, UW and BSU) is an extremely proud and loyal alumni of all three fine institutions.

He has made it clear that UI and UW are second to none when rating institutions of higher education. Meanwhile, he has also indicated that one of the primary goals of BSU is to have one of the top football programs in the United States of America. He has pledged his support behind this endeavor.

Me, as a 5th generation Idahoan have pledged my support behind the BSU football program too..the Broncos give all Idahoans a reason to be proud.

BA #7192124

kicks ain't the only thing going W-I-D-E right at BSU

coaches thought your boy Dougie was a better DB than a RB - in other words -they wasted a lot of time not seeing his talent

Because DJ was so good

...

I've only seen

Ajayi in the fall scrimmage and the New Mexico game (I don't count the one run up the middle against BYU). But that's enough to know that he's special, and we can look forward to some fun times with him carrying the rock. He looks like he's just gliding out there, and at the end of the play he punishes the tackler. Just hope that coach Pete gives him enough carries to keep him happy, and keep him here.

charlie

He is a Special Back. I too have been very impressed with what little he has been allowed to play by Coach Pete.

It is very hard to understand how Coach Pete could not trust him. Unless Coach Pete really doesn't want to win (which is extremely hard to accept or comprehend).

Maybe there is more to the story than we know and he has violated team rules or sat in jail too long or something that has angered Coach Pete and Coach Pete doesn't trust him for? Maybe him stealing clothes from WalMart was more than Coach Pete could stand and he is still paying a penalty. Maybe it is kinda like being on supervised probation, with a term and condition of the probation is to never fumble in a game.

I dunno.

I too would not be surprised to see him leave Boise and go to greener pastures where his running abilities are acknowledged and respected and he is allowed to play.

I am like you. I want him to be happy and stay in Boise as a Bronco and not leave and be the spearhead for an exodus.

I would hate to see his criminal past in Boise, held against him. He has paid his debt to society and he should be given a couple more chances.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

BAA Member # 63799

Chadd,

Question for the record books: Has anyone rushed for more than 100 yards in one quarter before Ajayi?

100+ yards in one quarter

How about Doug Martin last year in the CSU game?

Think a lot of folks and I need to take a deep breath......

and relax. I thought the playbook should be more wide open in 1st game, but these kids just need some time for that to happen it appears. A lot of flack on Prince's play calling but really ya cant tell me Petersen doesnt have any say in 2d half game changes. Chris has always been bit conservative when on the road even when he had Moore and company. If the defense gave him something then he loosened up, but no turnovers and he coached more like the pro boys do if the game was close.
BSU will be fine.

iffy....BSU will be fine because in the next 7

opponents, they have a combined total of 9 wins with 23 loses....

I think Boise State could win everyone of those 14-13....

Boise State just needs to let loose and not worry about it....what are the worries and what are the risks? Just play normal Boise State Football and I really doubt surprises will happen in next 7 weeks from teams that are currently 9-23....

Really, the most interesting thing for Broncos as of now is what Bowl will they be in....

ugly - your opinion please

In keeping with your status as this board's most informed poster, concerning college football and the BSU Broncos, specifically, I have a question for you:

Do you think it is remotely possible that the reason Coach Pete seems to be sleepwalking through the 2012 season, is because he has witnessed firsthand how poorly Bronco Nation has supported the Bronco Stadium Expansion project with new offices for the coaches, even after Coach Pete, President Kustra, the BAA, and many Vandal members of the BAA put out a Clarion Call for members of Bronco Nation to rise to the challenge and send in anything they could afford (even penies and can tabs) to help with the financial support of the project - and - it turned out to be a complete dud?

Do you think Coach Pete's 'Trust Issue' is not so much about the Bronco Players as it is with Bronco Nation?

It seems like Coach Pete might be upset with Bronco Nation for not coming up with the money to buy him and his coaches new offices and a players lounge.

ugly - what do you think. Is it this or is it because Coach Pete can sense that if Bronco Fans are not willing to join the BAA and allow Vaqndals to have more members of the BAA than thre are Broncos, then that means the writing is on the wall that there won't be new money coming into the BAA to give Coach Pete a pay raise (so in essence no real psychological motivation to really pay attention to the second half of the games, as he got paid for coaching the First Half, but doesn't get as much money for the Second Half - especially the last few minutes of a game.?

Maybe the BAA needs to give him a little more money real quick so he will be motivated to coach the last couple minutes of the games, it seems like.

ugly - your thoughts please.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

BAA Member # 63799

PS - ugly - I have tried to 'water' this down a wee bit, so as to not have it interpreted as 'controversial', as some posters on this board are so apt to allege, without taking into consideration that you and I are both members of the BAA and long time supporters of the BSU Broncos.

Please

go away fake fan. Your feigning support of BSU is pathetic at best. You are a disease to these boards and only hang around to stir up fake controversies as evidenced by this post in particular. It is time for you to find a new hobby and leave these boards to honest fans and trolls alike, at least the trolls actually express their true feelings instead of relying on the drivel that is espoused from your keyboard. Please go away. Perhaps I could suggest knitting, that seems more your speed.

Brutus - you are always at . . .

. . . choice, to read my posts or not.

Thanx for reading them. I always appreciate feedback from fellow posters.

You must be interested in my posts if you have taken the time to have read them.

Just out of curiosity, are you a member of the Bronco Athletic Association, and if so, what is your BAA Member Number.

If you are not currently a member, you might want to provide some real financial support, as opposed to just lip service, to the Bronco Football Players, in the form of donations to the BAA Athletic Scholarship Fund. Here is some information about how to join the BAA, if you are not currently a member:

https://baamember.nolatepayments.com/

Possibly you know of many other Common Bronco Fans who are not currently BAA Members and you could use your personal persuasion on your frinds to join, also. I am sure you have many friends and doubt if any/many of them are members of the BAA.

Thanx again for your kind interest in reading my posts. I am sure that if you stick around this board long enough, you will find other post(s) of mine that you will be able to comment on.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

BAA Member # 63799

So

in the mind of a psychotic fake fan the only way to show that you truly support BSU is to be a member of the BAA? You either made up the number or deluded yourself into buying one ($75) so that posters on here would take you seriously. That was a big swing and a miss for you, no?

I am a member of the BAA and have had season tickets-basketball not football- for over a decade. My family has had four tickets since I was in elementary school and have supported BSU well before you came along attempting to do whatever it is you're doing. I am an alumni and support academics as well as athletics with donations throughout the year.

While you ask ridiculous questions and then answer them yourself through your alter-ego ugly, there has been nothing you have posted that has impressed or fooled anybody on this board. It is time for you to run along. Please exit to the left and try not to bump your head.

Thank you for playing, now try a new hobby. Perhaps croquet so you can get outside?

Φ Just plain

WOW! I thought that other one was post of the year. Not any more.

My apologies

to the faithful Bronco fans, you included. I have had it with this guy's lies and attempted deceit. Hopefully you guys and gals can forgive me for taking him to the woodshed but enough was enough. We don't tolerate lies from children so why should we tolerate them from this POS?

No need to apologize

Hes a short-tempered little fraud. His opinion hasnt mattered on these blogs in over a year. Only ugly reads his garbage as they spend the days eating eachothers vomit. The rest of us ignores him.

They think it is funny

What a waste of a life. lonely, lonely failed lives. It only goes to prove, whatever happens to a vandal some of them will forever be in BSU's shadow. Perhaps as bronco fans we should start a push to vault the vandals to the top of the national rankings in academics. Since that should be their stated goal. Ivy league by the year 2013. 2012 is lost as their rankings are lost for the year.
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-idaho-142285/overall-rankings

Since the single stated goal of the U of I should be dominance in academics we should help them and support them to make the state of Idaho proud. We are too good to have our state be represented on the academic side as #165 in the country. It is time for the students to give up on this semester and year and focus on 2013. Where is the UI's President on this crisis? Where are the Vandal alum. The Tradition that they worked so hard for is being lost to a student body and professors who are lost. It is up to BSU alum to support this once proud institution. As Idahoans we should support the Flagship land grant university THE university. It is in shambles. But as with everything in this valley it will take broncos to fix this crisis. Perhaps a charity game where all proceeds go to Vandal academics and student aid.
Maybe some BSU players could tutor some ag majors at the UI. Anything to help. Come on Bronco nation, where are your vandal colors. Anything will help. Screens for the windows etc...
I have donated to the UI. Have you? It seems like only the wealthy alum donate. It is up to us, for the price of a carflag or a bronco gameday shirt we could help our fellow bothers in this state. Next time you pony up money for a concert at the TBA think about the UI and what we could tithe to help our brothers out. Next time you hire a business major from BSU, think about the poor minority that you have overlooked and disenfranchised. That is right the young Vandamerican just trying to fight the system. Perhaps Quotas. But at the very least at least 10 percent tithing to remain a faithful bronco. Maybe for each book we donate to the academic U of I we could get free womens basketball tickets for BSU. It is time, for broncos to carry our brother, he aint heavy.
It is time bronco nation, Time to join vandal nation, become an academic booster. Buy a 12 pack and an abortion for the frats and sororities. How can they succeed without it? Ugly has taken online phych clas.ses and I think the UI is still in search of a new phych teacher so...

This guy has the right idea...

http://twitter.com/sportsisfun1960

He donates every spare cent...

priceless

:)

Φ It's about time

for a "post of the year" contest.

Brutus lands two haymakers to take the early lead ... and now this from P2. It's pretty much a dead heat right now.

Razor's Discount Outdoor Supply and Pressure Wash Emporium is scrounging the inventory for waders, shovels, and flamethrowers suitable for use as prizes for the top three finishers. Mr. Haney is over at Pacific Steel and Recycling trying to round up some rusty barbed wire, just in case a bonus prize is needed.

My

vote goes to P2. That was perfectly worded and timed. I think this should be the copy and paste response to every post from the clown.

Brutus....

Just curious....

Your apologies to the faithful Bronco Fans was funny....

What do you mean by 'Faithful Bronco Fans'?

Faithful

and actual are interchangeable here. Essentially anyone who is not a fake fan like you. Not a very good reading comprehension course up north I'm guessing, sorry they let you down.

So to you a Faithful or Actual Fan is anybody

but ugly, because ugly is a fake fan?

Nice one!

So how do you judge a fake fan v an actual fan?

PS....the North treated me well....both my degrees have given me job opportunities and job-fulfillment that I am happy for...I have had a good career and continue in my field....

I am a Vandal and a University of Idaho fan, just not a fan of some of the previous admins....

and because Im a Vandal; that does not make me anti-Bronco....I have nothing against Boise State....I was raised in the Treasure Valley, but chose Moscow over Boise (albeit was a Boise student for 3 months the dropped out and went to TVCC)....

Im very familiar with Bronco football since the 1970s....

VNDL....I am surprised that none of the many BAA

members on these boards did not try to anwer your very 'thought' provoking and proactive question....

I say yes to all the above....it was many of statements that we had discussed one year ago about what affect would a lack of financial support have on Coach Pete....Coach Pete has brought two top 5 BCS teams, two Fiesta Bowl victories, and a team that had almost gone to the Rose Bowl....un-heard of stuff in Boise....

So what did Pete get? They got a few more BAA members (probably Vandals as your stats has shown), received some seats, and many future promises by Bronco Nation....kinda like an IOU....

Yes, Pete has a very good wage for a small school....but that might be the end-of-the-road....yes, after their first little raise by going Big East, the Broncos will have reached a Dead End that will take years to recover....

1st half v 2nd half? Yes I have observed that....It is my opinion is that staleness is setting in....How can you get excited as a top notched Coach and Defense Team when your next 7 opponents have a record of 9 wins and 23 losses? Heck, you can have fun and be lazy 3 quarters and should still win the game for the next 7 weeks....So I say open it up....fire away as an offense. Do Flea Flickers, Hail Mary's, Triple Reverses, QB Sneaks on 4th and 14, 67 yard field goals....What are the risks? What are they afraid of? Open it up and get life and energy back!

Its like the first half they play great and then 2nd half is sleep-mode....

But it all comes back to a Mission Statement....

What is the Bronco Nation's Mission Statement?

What is the BAA Mission Statement?

Do Bronco Fans really want to support their team? Or, is UNLV and cheap popcorn good enough?

PS....this Brutus dude has a very similar writing style as another blogger that starts with 'r' and also ends with 'r'....I dont want to give out any clues....

ugly - I have noticed, also . . .

. . . that it has only been Vandals, so far, that have clarified and clearly articulated their desire to see a Broncos Football Team and a Head Coach/University President, clearly committed to competing in a serious manner for the National Championship, as the Numero Uno Goal/Priority and reason d'existance for the Bronco Football Team.

I am beginning to think these Common Bronco Fans just want to drink beer and watch the games on their wide screen TVs in their modular homes with a pickup truc on jacks in their driveways, and complain on these boards about the players and coaches after the games, regardless if the Broncos win or lose.

As you are well aware, the 2012 season is now moot and pointless for the BSU Broncos since our loss in the opener on 30 Aug '12 against MSU. The 2012 season remains a Golden Opportunity for Coach Pete to develop the younger players into potential championship contenders for the 2013 season and beyond.

I know you think the damage done to the Bronco Football Team due to attrition, graduation, suspensions, team rule violations, incarcerations, and etc., is so egregious that it might be several more years of 'training' and 'practicing' before the Broncos can come out of the gates ready to legitimately contend for a National Championship.

You might be right. I was originally thinking it would take only a year and they would be ready for the 2013 season, but with all the frictions that are starting between Bronco Nation, the coaching staff, and the players, I just dunno anymore with certainty.

As you can see by recent posts of some Common Bronco Fan posters, friction is developing. They cannot seem to agree on what is the Terminal Goal of the Broncos or the BAA. At least, many of them have not clearly articulated their thoughts on these boards; other than vilify the Idaho Vandals and advocate abortions for the fraternities and sororities (isn' it kinda predictable that when they can't argue a point about the Broncos, they always turn to making derisive comments about the Vandals).

It is intresting to see the frictions develop and increqase with intensity, almost daily. Every posting they do that does not address the Primary Issue of an Erroding Sense of Unity Among Bronco Nation Citizens, only detracts further from the reality of the situation.

That reality being:

Many Common Bronco Members of Bronco Nation (and even a few disenchanted BAA Members who are also, BSU alumni) are posting with an increasing cacophony about the ills of the Bronco Offensive Coordinator, or the QB Southwick, or Ajayi not getting to play much, or the firing of the OC, or so on and so on and so on. It just doesn't stop. In fact, it is increasing and is causing additional friction.

As you know friction causes 'heat' and 'heat' causes hotness.

That is just a fact that is true and verifiable.

I know they are making fun of your getting your PhD in Human Psychology via on-line cla$ses thru BSU and by sending in your recept stubs fro the Chick-Filet sandwiches at the BSU SUB, but you earned it. You earned that distincion as much as any mechanic, welder, or food service attendan evr has at BSU.

I like it when they respond vehemently. I know I am hitting a nerve; kinda like rubbing my pugs' tummies and watching their hind legs go wild.

Go Broncos.

VNDL

AA Member # 63799

REPOSTED

They think it is funny

What a waste of a life. lonely, lonely failed lives. It only goes to prove, whatever happens to a vandal some of them will forever be in BSU's shadow. Perhaps as Bronco fans we should start a push to vault the vandals to the top of the national rankings in academics. Since that should be their stated goal. Ivy league by the year 2013. 2012 is lost as their rankings are lost for the year.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-idaho-142285/overall-rankings

Since the single stated goal of the U of I should be dominance in academics we should help them and support them to make the state of Idaho proud. We are too good to have our state be represented on the academic side as #165 in the country!!!!!! It is time for the students to give up on this semester and year and focus on 2013. Where is the UI's President on this crisis? Where are the Vandal alum? The Tradition that they worked so hard for is being lost to a student body and professors who are lost. It is up to BSU alum to support this once proud institution. As Idahoans we should support the "Flagship Land Grant University" THE university. It is in shambles. But as with everything in this valley it will take Broncos to fix this crisis. Perhaps a charity game where all proceeds go to Vandal academics and student aid.
Maybe some BSU players could tutor some ag majors at the UI. Anything to help. Come on Bronco nation, where are your vandal colors. Anything will help. Screens for the windows etc...
I have donated to the UI. Have you? It seems like only the wealthy alum donate. It is up to us, for the price of a carflag or a Bronco Gameday shirt we could help our fellow bothers in this state. Next time you pony up money for a concert at the TBA think about the UI and what we could tithe to help our brothers out. Next time you hire a business major from BSU, think about the poor minority that you have overlooked and disenfranchised. That is right the young Vandamerican just trying to fight the system. Perhaps Quotas are the answer, but at the very least at least 10 percent tithing to remain a faithful Bronco. Maybe for each book we donate to the "academic" U of I we could get free Women's Basketball tickets for BSU. It is time for Broncos to carry our brother, he aint heavy.
It is time Bronco nation, Time to join vandal nation, become an academic booster.

Buy a 12 pack and an abortion for the frats and sororities. How can they succeed without it?

Ugly has taken online phych clas.ses and I think the UI is still in search of a new phych teacher so...

Φ P2

I normally have Frick and Frack blocked (via the Blogsickness Bag software), but this thread took an interesting twist ... so I looked. I see now that we have an AA #. Now it's all starting to make sense.

Razor

Actually, that was legitimately funny.

I got a little Ensure dribbling off my chin on that one.

A tip of the 'Ole Sombrero to ya.

Kudos.

XOXOXOXO

VNDL

P2....You have gone from a football blog to

an education blog....

Yes, I have donated to the University of Idaho many times....I do not donate there anymore for reasons I specified in another blog....My name is even on one of the bricks at the Biotech Building as a donor to that building, etc....

I'll do the things (Ugly that is, cant speak for VNDL) as you say whenever I decide to blog on an education posts, or posts that pertain to University of Idaho education....

This blog is about Bronco Football....Just in case you dont know, Bronco Football is not owned by just the people in Boise....It is a state institution and Bronco Football can be enjoyed by ALL folks in Idaho....

You guys think that your opinions only pertain to Bronco Football....there are many good opinions out there....let the others speak....