The Boise Debate

Will Boise State make the national championship game? Should Boise make the game?

AP: Now Boise State, which plays in the Western Athletic Conference — a league without an automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series that clearly isn’t as difficult as the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-10 or Big 12 — seems to be the most hated team in the country. Or the most beloved.

ALSO: “I think they are really, really good football teams. They’ve got all the phases going and they got talent,” he said.

Then comes the respectful qualifier.

“I guess the best way to say it is they’d do well in our conference,” Riley said. “I don’t think their season would be the same competition-wise at all if they were in the Pac-10 or the Big 12 or whatever conference, but I think they can win any certain game at any time.” (read more about Boise State and the BCS in the story below)