Boise State has officially released their 2011 college football schedule.
They will move into the Mountain West Conference, which means they will face San Diego State, TCU, Colorado State, University of New Mexico, Air Force, UNLV and Wyoming.
Utah leaves the Mountain West to join the Pac-12, along with the Colorado Buffaloes, who depart from the Big 12. This week’s showdown between TCU and Utah may be the last chance we see such a pivotal game between the two.
Boise will pick up non-conference games against Ole Miss, Toledo, Tulsa, Nevada and Fresno State.
The most interesting schedule plans aren't for next year, but rather the 2012 season.
Boise State will travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans for the home opener of the 2012 college football campaign. Sparty will be ready.
I'm sure you've gotten to this article because you either intrinsically love football or you're just a die-hard Boise State fan. I want to preface this comment before I make it: It's not meant to be negative.
Boise State will never be No. 1 in the country, either this year or in 2011.
They can win 22 straight, it still won't matter.
For whatever reason, they scheduled all their non-conference games in terrible fashion. Tulsa and Toledo? Nevada, with Kaepernick graduated and gone?
Maybe Boise hits a brick wall once Kellen Moore and Austin Pettis are off to the draft, but seriously, if we are going to be having a Boise State "we deserve it" sob story, I think we need to set it up where Boise plays a non-conference game in Texas next year or in Oklahoma. Even Boise State in Oregon or a Pac-12 location would be better than what is planned.
I agree Boise State doesn't get chances to prove why they deserve to be in the top two often, and maybe they should. The schedule in place makes it literally impossible, and by the looks of it for next year it will as well.