The 2012 college football season ended over a month ago, but for coaches, players and most die-hard fans, the season never stops. After the bowl games comes national signing day, and not far behind that is spring practice.
In between those key stops on the trail there is never a shortage of an abundance of various analysis, speculation, prognostication and, of course, way too early season predictions.
Welcome to the latter.
With the 2013 college football season six months away, it is certainly time to do some premature forecasting about how Boise State will fare in the last season of the current BCS system.
The Broncos will of course be members of the Mountain West, which does not have an automatic qualifier into the big dance.
As if Boise State fans need to be reminded of that.
But, to make one of the big games, head coach Chris Petersen and his team will need to be nearly perfect, if not absolutely perfect when it comes to wins and losses.
So, with that in mind, let's look at how it might all transpire in 2013 as Boise State seeks to climb the BCS mountain one more time.