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This is one of the few moves we didn't hear rumored at some point during the conference realignment frenzy of the spring and early summer. But putting aside the brutal travel schedule, how would Boise State fare as a football-playing member of the SEC?
Why do we ask? Well, it's July and we're having a hard time getting worked up about the Tour de France. But also because you asked. Specifically, Aaron from Fort Benning, Ga. asked (sort of) when ESPN.com SEC blogger Chris Low stopped by to chat Monday.
Aaron (Ft. Benning, Ga)
If Boise State goes undefeated this year and plays in the NC Game, creates a bunch of noise by winning 2 games against BCS teams, Do they need to play an SEC team for the nation to agree with a title for Boise State, (if they won)?
SEC blogger Chris Low
My stance on Boise State hasn't changed. Chris Petersen has done a terrific job and proven that Boise State can stand toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the country in a one-game situation. But if Boise State were in the SEC, I think they would be an 8-4 or 9-3 type team most years. That doesn't diminish what they've accomplished, but is something to think about when we start throwing national championship scenarios out there. Full transcript
Texas and Kansas don't meet on the basketball court until early February, but in the spirit of the upcoming BCS championship game in football (or "that game the day after the GMAC Bowl," as Nick Saban prefers we refer to it), the second-ranked Longhorns are doing their best end-around on poll voters.
Just days after knocking off No. 10 North Carolina at Cowboys Stadium, Texas knocked off No. 9 Michigan State to complete a sweep of last season's finalists. No. 1 Kansas got a win of its own last night, knocking off California, but with a pair of wins by double digits against top-10 teams. is Texas making a case to take over the top spot?
Texas is best team in the country. I feel that last year they just didnt produce like most experts expected. I watched them destroy UNC and Pittman looks like a completly differ player. Damion James is playing up to potential unlike last year. I have a feeling Big 12 gets two teams in the Final 4 with Kansas and Texas.” -- BleedND82
Man, that was a good game. The final score is misleading, it was close all game. I kinda liked how Texas just dribbled the ball out with 40 seconds left and took the shot clock violation on purpose, shows good karma. How about Balbay gettin' 2 dunks in the last 4 minutes, ha. T to the Izzo is a good coach, Mich St was scarin' me in the 1st half. Had a lot of athletic layups going in... Good to be a Texas fan this year.” -- baugrl00