College football: Introducing the FGS

In just over a week’s time, college sports has been turned on its ear. Suddenly it’s every school for itself. Those that end up at the very top deserve a new handle. BOISE, Idaho — Friday, July 30, 2021. Formality becomes reality, as the SEC has voted to extend invitations to Oklahoma and Texas. Meanwhile, … Read more

Boise State football: Kaniho doesn’t cut corners

Kekaula Kaniho, the face of the Boise State program this season, would do anything for his team. Long those lines, don’t ask him about playing cornerback. BOISE, Idaho — Thursday, July 29, 2021. Kekaula Kaniho has always been a team-first guy for Boise State. Today we take that down a different path. Kaniho’s official position … Read more

Boise State football: Twists and turns and tumult ahead

This upcoming conference realignment could be even more chaotic than it was 11 years ago. Boise State’s place in the drama is to be determined. BOISE, Idaho — Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Talk about moving parts. We don’t know what lies ahead for Boise State in conference realignment. But the Pac-12 is not in the … Read more

Boise State football: Strong in a position of strength

Carson Strong was always a good quarterback. It’s consistency that was the issue. He has ironed that out and will finally play a game on the blue turf that matters. BOISE, Idaho — Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Boise State’s Hank Bachmeier—and Jack Sears, for that matter—are looking up at Nevada quarterback Carson Strong, the Preseason … Read more

Boise State football: Doing daily due diligence

Before the Group of 5, it was “non-BCS.” Boise State has been the preeminent football program in both categories in the 21st century, for what that’s worth. BOISE, Idaho — Monday, July 26, 2021. As the departures of Oklahoma and Texas from the Big 12 become inevitable, there’s a few conference-shifting scenarios, and none appears … Read more

Mountain West Media Days: Family first, and forfeits

There are two things that could divide locker rooms this season: NIL and vaccines. Boise State insists that neither will in the Broncos’ case. BOISE, Idaho — Friday, July 23, 2021. Today is all about takeaways from Mountain West Media Days as I have made my way back from Las Vegas. Conversations were dominated by … Read more

Boise State football: New era around the Blue

Boise State is about to get a six-figure boost to its bottom line as the age-old issue of alcohol in Albertsons Stadium sees the light of day. BOISE, Idaho — Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN FRIDAY.) Despite the go-ahead long ago from the State Board of Education, Boise State has proceeded … Read more

Boise State football: The missing link is in the air

With Mountain West Media Days set for next week in Las Vegas, let’s deal with one preliminary Boise State football question. BOISE, Idaho — Thursday, July 15, 2021. Boise State’s new-fangled up-tempo attack under offensive coordinator Tim Plough will bear watching this season. As in, will the Broncos return to their touchdown pass proclivity? That … Read more

Boise State football: An ESPN computer run amok?

You’ve got a new coach for a team coming off a nondescript season. But you also have 16 returning starters and an energy not been seen in years. BOISE, Idaho — Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Are we still trying to make sense of ESPN’s Football Power Index ratings? Why, yes we are. It’s my turn … Read more

Boise State football & NIL: Success in the city

It’s a combination of geography and the win column. BSU athletes, football standouts in particular, can benefit nicely from Name-Image-Likeness opportunities. BOISE, Idaho — Friday, July 2, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY, JULY 13.) Now that Name-Image-Likeness is a thing, let’s look at the Mountain West. Which athletes are best-positioned to take advantage … Read more

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