Boise State Mid-Season

Well, we’re actually a bit past mid-season, but that’s OK ?

Predictions Fulfilled

I just wanted to proclaim my genius when it comes to BSU football. Here’s a recap of my predictions prior to the season start, and my results.

  1. Joe Southwick. Before the season started I saw a fours QB candidates play twice – once in the spring, once in the fall. In the spring I saw it as 1) Southwick, 2) Patti, 3) Hedrick, 4) Loughrea. In the fall I had it as 1)
    Boise State broncos scrimmageSouthwick, 2) Hedrick, 3) Loughrea, 4) Patti. I stated to my friends, “Joe Southwick would be just fine. Give him 3 games to get over his jitters. By the end of the season he would no longer be a cause for worry.” Result: Correct so far. (Take that you Southwick haters).
  2. BSU would beat MSU to start the season and lose another game during the season (most likely to Fresno or Nevada) to finish the season 11-1. Result: I blew that one. It looks like we could very well finish 11-1, but we already beat Fresno, and Nevada doesn’t look like our toughest opponent by a long shot. San Diego is worrisome, but at home I think we’ll handle it.
  3. Our secondary would be “scary good” this year. Result: Right on the money. With the help of the defensive line and some pretty impressive linebackers, our secondary has been playing lights out.
  4. Our defense would carry the team for the first half of the season. Result: Obviously. When the defense score the only points in one game (BYU), and has the only touchdowns in two games (BYU and MSU), it’s quite apparent that the defense was several weeks ahead of the offense. Last Saturday against Wyoming was the very first time this season the offense really looked like our offense. They still have a ways to go, but they are improving drastically.
  5. We would go to a BCS bowl. Result: Pending. I still think it’s possible, but we do need a few more teams to lose before we get in. I hate having to “back in” like that, but the system is the system. Are we a Top 10 team? Nah. Are we Top 15? Probably.
  6. Jay Ajayi would turn some heads. Result: Yep. I saw it during the fall scrimmage. Although I really like Jack Fields as an up-and-coming running back, Jay definitely has something special. He’s almost like a cross between Ian Johnson and Doug Martin – smooth, yet powerful. (Early prediction – assuming Jay stays healthy, he will get some Heisman love by the time he’s a senior. He’s defnitely got that potential).

So, there you have it. So far I’m 4-1 in my predictions with one pending. Genius, genius, genius.

And, it’s pretty obvious Chris Petersen is the best coach in college football. Everyone was expecting a major drop-off, and although it appeared that might happen early in the season, the Broncos are once again on the radar. “We just win”.

Doug Martin

Doug Martin diving into the endzone for a touc...

Doug ran wild last week against the hapless Vikings. (They were hapless only because of Doug, mind you. They came into the game with one of the best records in the NFL). At one point, Doug had bigger offensive numbers than the entire Minnesota team.

Doug had 135 yards on the ground (his first 100+ yard game as a Buc), along with 79 receiving yards. He scored twice during the game, and looked very, very impressive and durable throughout.

For once, Adrian Peterson was not the game’s featured running back. Good stuff.

Titus Young

Boise State wide receiver Titus Young during a...

Titus scored the winning touchdown to seal Detroit’s victory over Seattle on Sunday (and got a little revenge – for me anyway – for the Packer “loss” a few weeks ago). Good job Titus!

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    • Paddy Tanniger
    • December 9, 2013
    Reply

    Why Does Boise State University Have Such A Terrible Football Team? Jesus Christ, this team sucks.

    I have a nice 5-pick parlay going on, which includes Boise State covering their +4 spread, that will likely be ruined, unless Boise State can get their sh*t together and make a comeback. I’m probably not going to even bother watching tomorrow’s slate of college football games, since the outcome of the games on which I’ve betted won’t even matter.

    Chris Petersen, current HC of BSU, should take the Texas job at the end of the season because Boise State is destined to suck forever.
    Is Petersen even capable of making halftime adjustments? I’m starting to think his coaching skills don’t warrant all the hype.
    The Slenderman – Tell your friend to go eat a bowl of AIDS.

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      Southwick is a terrible QB. That’s why.

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    • LA Boise Fan
    • December 11, 2013
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

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      • Admin
      • December 11, 2013
      Reply

      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

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    • Paddy Tanniger
    • January 6, 2014
    Reply

    Why Does Boise State University Have Such A Terrible Football Team? Jesus Christ, this team sucks.

    I have a nice 5-pick parlay going on, which includes Boise State covering their +4 spread, that will likely be ruined, unless Boise State can get their sh*t together and make a comeback. I’m probably not going to even bother watching tomorrow’s slate of college football games, since the outcome of the games on which I’ve betted won’t even matter.

    Chris Petersen, current HC of BSU, should take the Texas job at the end of the season because Boise State is destined to suck forever.
    Is Petersen even capable of making halftime adjustments? I’m starting to think his coaching skills don’t warrant all the hype.
    The Slenderman – Tell your friend to go eat a bowl of AIDS.

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      Southwick is a terrible QB. That’s why.

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    • Metallica 1986
    • January 14, 2014
    Reply

    What Do You Think Of My Fantasy Football Lineup For Week 14? QB: Josh Freeman

    WR1: Demaryous Thomas (10.8 points, played already)

    WR2: Marques Colston

    RB1: Doug Martin

    RB2: Can’t decide between Benjarvus Greenellis and Ray Rice

    TE: Owen Daniels

    Flex: Bryce Brown

    Kicker: Connor Barth

    Defense: 49ers

    Bench:

    Stevan Ridley

    Texans defense

    Matt Schaub

    Colin Kaepernick

    Benjarvus Green Ellis is on a roll and has a good matchup against a slumping Dallas run defense and Ray Rice is not getting all the carries on the run plays.

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      Elis will perform beter this week

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    • LA Boise Fan
    • January 19, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

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      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

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    • Dave
    • February 18, 2014
    Reply

    F-jax For Doug Martin? Understand I am giving up f-jax to upgrade from Michael Floyd to torrey smith, good or bad idea

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      • Admin
      • February 18, 2014
      Reply

      No way. Fred Jackson is the most underrated back in the NFL so his value will boost throughout the year, so you’ll be able to get a better trade if you just wait a few weeks. Doug Martin will be splitting carries with Blount, and Smith isn’t even worth that much more that Floyd, since he’ll probably have a big year with the cardinals since they don’t have a running game so they’ll be forced to pass to him and Fitzgerald all game.

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    • Paddy Tanniger
    • February 25, 2014
    Reply

    Why Does Boise State University Have Such A Terrible Football Team? Jesus Christ, this team sucks.

    I have a nice 5-pick parlay going on, which includes Boise State covering their +4 spread, that will likely be ruined, unless Boise State can get their sh*t together and make a comeback. I’m probably not going to even bother watching tomorrow’s slate of college football games, since the outcome of the games on which I’ve betted won’t even matter.

    Chris Petersen, current HC of BSU, should take the Texas job at the end of the season because Boise State is destined to suck forever.
    Is Petersen even capable of making halftime adjustments? I’m starting to think his coaching skills don’t warrant all the hype.
    The Slenderman – Tell your friend to go eat a bowl of AIDS.

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      • Admin
      • February 25, 2014
      Reply

      Southwick is a terrible QB. That’s why.

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    • Amanda
    • March 9, 2014
    Reply

    Alfred Morris, Ryan Williams, Or Doug Martin? Alfred Morris, Ryan Williams, or Doug Martin??

    A. Morris vs. @TB

    R. Williams vs. MIA

    D. Martin vs. WAS

    —- ONLY NEED TO FILL ONE SPOT—- so please just give me one choice. Thanks!

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      I think you have to stick with the hot hand & go with Alf…. He is having a really nice rookie season so far & looks great out there.

      Ryan Williams is in a bad offense so his potential of scoring TD’s is limited. I hope he does good but before his couple of really long runs at the end of last week he has done NADA.

      D.Martin’s value is dropping because of he lack of production, he is still a nice start though against that awful Wash. Def.

      Good Luck!

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    • LA Boise Fan
    • March 11, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

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      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

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    • Brian
    • March 23, 2014
    Reply

    Should I Trade Larry Fitzgerald For Doug Martin? My starters are aaron rodgers, larry fitzgerald, miles austin, randall cobb, ryan mathews, shonn greene, brandon pettigrew, kendall hunter/larod stephens-howling at flex.

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      Welp

      No. Don’t trade a number 1 receiver for a rookie running back who is about to lose his starting job. Martin isn’t good enough to be trading Fitzgerald for.

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    • Sluggerr
    • April 8, 2014
    Reply

    Who Will Be The Best 10 College QBs This Year? I will name much more than 10 and let you decide who your top 10 will be.

    Matt Barkley – USC
    Landry Jones – Oklahoma
    Denard Robinson – Michigan
    Keith Price – Washington
    Braxton Miller – Ohio State
    Tyler Wilson – Arkansas
    Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State
    James Franklin – Missouri
    A.J. McCarron – Alabama
    Tyler Bray – Tennessee
    Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
    Connor Shaw – South Carolina
    Aaron Murray – Georgia
    B.J Daniels – USF
    Collin Klein – Kansas State
    Jeff Tuel – Washington State
    Tahj Boyd – Clemson
    Casey Pachall – TCU
    Geno Smith – West Virginia
    Seth Doege – Texas Tech
    Derek Carr – Fresno State
    E.J. Manuel – Florida State
    Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech

    And still others could be the best, particularly new starters.

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      Matt Barkley (USC)
      Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
      Casey Pachall (TCU)
      Denard Robinson (Michigan)
      Aaron Murray (Georgia)
      EJ Manuel (FSU)
      Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
      Tyler Bray (Tennessee)
      Joe Southwick (Boise St.)
      Colin Klein (Kansas St.)
      Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)

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    • Tyler
    • April 13, 2014
    Reply

    Doug Martin Or Victor Cruz For My Flex? I have them competing for my second flex position. My current lineup is this

    Rb1 – Lesean McCoy (played)
    Rb2 – Knowshon Moreno (playing Raiders, expecting early lead and a lot of run plays after)
    Wr1 – Brandon Marshall
    Wr2 – Demaryius Thomas
    Flex1 – Desean Jackson (played)
    Flex2 – Martin or Cruz.

    I have Reggie Wayne, Anquan Boldin, Ryan Matthews on my bench also.

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      Is it PPR? If so, definitely Doug Martin. If not, then it is a lot closer. I would still go with Martin because I always choose the RB over WR just because of the amount of chances they get to touch the ball.

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    • ­­
    • April 16, 2014
    Reply

    CFB Fans, For Which High-school Prospect Who Committed To Your School Are You Most Excited? Also, which undecided prospect do you really want to commit to your school?

    Right now, I’m really stoked about the addition of LB Jabari Griffin. With regards to whom I want to commit to my school, I’ll go with OT Andrus Peat, the 2nd best offensive tackle in the Nation, who’s deciding among USC, Stanford, and Nebraska.
    *Jabari Ruffin, not Griffin.

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      QB Nick Patti, he’s ranked #11 among QB recruits and I want to see how he does trying to fill in Kellen Moore’s shoes. Southwick will probably get the starting job, but Patti is who I expect to fill in after that.

      I want OL Zach Banner, one of the best OT recruits in the nation and it’s always nice to have good protection for your QB and RB. However, he’s got an endless list of schools full of names like USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Florida to go along with Boise St.

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    • Paddy Tanniger
    • May 4, 2014
    Reply

    Why Does Boise State University Have Such A Terrible Football Team? Jesus Christ, this team sucks.

    I have a nice 5-pick parlay going on, which includes Boise State covering their +4 spread, that will likely be ruined, unless Boise State can get their sh*t together and make a comeback. I’m probably not going to even bother watching tomorrow’s slate of college football games, since the outcome of the games on which I’ve betted won’t even matter.

    Chris Petersen, current HC of BSU, should take the Texas job at the end of the season because Boise State is destined to suck forever.
    Is Petersen even capable of making halftime adjustments? I’m starting to think his coaching skills don’t warrant all the hype.
    The Slenderman – Tell your friend to go eat a bowl of AIDS.

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      Southwick is a terrible QB. That’s why.

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    • LA Boise Fan
    • May 5, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

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      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

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    • ­­
    • May 15, 2014
    Reply

    CFB Fans, For Which High-school Prospect Who Committed To Your School Are You Most Excited? Also, which undecided prospect do you really want to commit to your school?

    Right now, I’m really stoked about the addition of LB Jabari Griffin. With regards to whom I want to commit to my school, I’ll go with OT Andrus Peat, the 2nd best offensive tackle in the Nation, who’s deciding among USC, Stanford, and Nebraska.
    *Jabari Ruffin, not Griffin.

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      QB Nick Patti, he’s ranked #11 among QB recruits and I want to see how he does trying to fill in Kellen Moore’s shoes. Southwick will probably get the starting job, but Patti is who I expect to fill in after that.

      I want OL Zach Banner, one of the best OT recruits in the nation and it’s always nice to have good protection for your QB and RB. However, he’s got an endless list of schools full of names like USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Florida to go along with Boise St.

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    • Dustin
    • June 2, 2014
    Reply

    Should I Start Doug Martin Or Shonn Green? Just looking for opinions

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      Start Doug Martin this week. The Jets offense has been particularly ugly and they may fall behind early, thus essentially taking Greene out of the game.

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    • LA Boise Fan
    • June 3, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

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      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

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