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MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

Posted on: January 19, 2011 5:51 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

One of the unfortunate end results of TCU's jump to the Big East just as Boise State arrives in the Mountain West is that what ought to be the biggest, best rivalry in all of college football mid-majordom will last for just one season: this fall's, when the Broncos are scheduled to travel to Fort Worth for a rematch of the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.

But those travel plans could change, according to this report from the Idaho Statesman's Chadd Cripe , in which MWC commissioner Craig Thompson acknowledges the league is considering changing the venue for the one-and-only conference meeting between the Frogs and Broncos to Boise. The decision will be made by a vote of MWC presidents--a vote from which TCU, by virtue of their Big East defection, will be forced to abstain.

But why bother with such major alterations to the league's slate -- one of Boise's current home dates would have to become a road game to accommodate the change -- at such a relatively late date? You guessed it: your favorite scapegoat and mine, the BCS:
Moving the game to Boise would make sense for the future of the Mountain West. As the league chases an automatic bid for the Bowl Championship Series, it gets to count results from Boise State and TCU for the evaluation period that ends in 2011 (2008-11). But for the next period, which runs from 2010 to 2013, the Mountain West gets Boise State’s results and TCU’s results carry over to the Big East. The Mountain West and Big East could be competing with each other for BCS positioning in that cycle.
No, offering TCU this kind of a kick in the pants as they head out the MWC door wouldn't be particularly sporting. But the Frogs' choice to bolt the conference just as it geared up for its big push for a BCS automatic bid wasn't too gentlemanly, either. When (speaking in the long term) the MWC's very survival could be riding on joining the BCS boys' club, they can't afford to gain every possible advantage they can.

It's not nice. But it's the right decision. In the brave new world of conference expansion, realpolitik is the only guideline that matters. Now, if the Broncos will just do their new conference home the favor of winning ...

HT: GTP .

Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:26 am
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

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Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2011 4:14 pm
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

"the MWC's very survival could be riding on joining the BCS boys' club, they can't afford to gain every possible advantage they can."

Shouldn't that be "they can't afford to NOT gain every possible advantage"?  Sorry to nit-pick, but if you are writing a blog or column for a commercial site, shouldn't you be accurate and proof read?



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2011 3:39 pm
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

Having the game in Boise will just help prepare TCU for the intensity of the Big East road games. :) ha-ha  BCS sucks. It makes no sense that a teams stats go with them from another conference. Absolutely no sense. Get this game up to Boise and pronto!!! I think it should still be a good game wherever it's played though.



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Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2011 11:54 am
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Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 11:01 am
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

It is very enlightening that CBS employees think that College Conferences make the "right" decision, if they decide to act without any moral basis. College athletics is supposed to be about preparing young adults to make positive contributions to our society.

The CBS College Football bloggers need to be reassigned to report on professional wrestling or seek other employment if they have no moral compass.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 10:01 am
 

just more BCS garbage

so TCU's results from 2010-2011 count toward the Big East qualifying for the BCS......i really didn't think it was possible the stupidity of the BCS could become even more absurd....but it has!
There is NOTHING good about the BCS....it is a complete joke and what you would expect to result from a 3rd world committee. (but since most college presidents think like 3rd world economists i guess it shouldnt be a surprise). 
what an absurd system 



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:09 pm
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

It sounds like TCU is going to get the Nebraska treatment this year. 
Nebraska was on their way out of the Big 12 and I saw some of their games on TV, and they were frequently getting a raw deal from the referees if they were playing a Big 12 opponent. Nebraska's loss to Texas A & M in particular had some of the most biased officiating I have ever seen that wasn't in the NBA. TCU can expect the same this next season. Don't think Boise State not only will have the home field, they'll have the home cooking, too. I should find someone who is willing to bet me that TCU will win that game.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:41 pm
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

I like the MWC TCU should still be in the MWC. Moving the game between the Bronco's and Horned Frogs is not a very big deal period. The Horned Frogs gave their rights to a big home game when they bolted to the big least. Even with the Frogs the big East is still worthless as a football conference. The Mountain West is going to be in the BCS soon enough. Utah will be in the upper end of PAC 10 or 12. BYU is lost in their bid to be like Notre Dame. The rest of the teams in the Mountain West will be just fine with out TCU.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:14 pm
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

When I first saw this, I thought it was pretty bush league on the part of the MWC.  But, having read the article and thought about it, it does make perfect sense for the MWC to do exactly that.  They are not looking to screw over TCU as much as they are to prop up the conference, and it is far more important for the future of the conference for Boise to win this game.  I have to say that if I were an AD in the conference, I would vote to move the game, and I hate that blue field. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:14 pm
 

MWC may move Frogs vs. Broncos to Boise

Another reason the BCS is awful.


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