I'm so excited and terrified I get nauseous when I think about it too much, so much is at stake here for the future of BSU football. does BSU really belong among college football's elite? or are they just an overrated storybook team with a handful of epic Cinderella wins in recent years?
this is a turning point in BSU's quest for staying power, for legitimacy. right now we're still DIRT POOR compared to all other top-50 football programs, it's almost impossible to sustain this kind of success without significant income. we've had an amazing run of great coaches and QBs, each one somehow better than the last, but that can't last forever. we need the BCS bowl money, we need the ESPN love, we need to keep public perception up until it becomes a reality, we need to turn all the new bandwagon fans into lifelong, financially contributing fans, to make the treasure valley care as much about it's football team as people in the southeast do theirs, we need to keep the young football recruits of America in awe of this team's success, we need to keep Chris Peterson. a win against Georgia, a genuine EEEEESS-EEEEEEE-CEEEEEEE team, and another BCS bowl game, will do all that. a loss will cause the illusion to come crashing down, and BSU to fade back into relative obscurity.
and honestly, this might be the most overrated team in College Football history. I mean, to fool the media and the polls is one thing, but to fool Vegas?? 3 point favorites against one of the better SEC teams? is there a single player on the BSU roster who even got an offer from Georgia? if you put all these players on Vanderbilt, would Vanderbuilt be ranked in the top 10? the top 25 even? and then I read that Georgia has actually been preparing/game-planning for BSU more than BSU has been for Georgia this summer? starting to feel sick... BSU absolutely MUST. WIN. THIS. GAME.