Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Blue Hawaii

Colt Brennan should brush up on his Blue Hawaii sound track as the University of Hawaii will find it difficult to be the next Boise State and deliver the pot of gold from the end of their Rainbow (bad pun intended).
The members of the WAC recently celebrated Christmas in July as they were sent there shares of the $14.3 million in BCS money that the Broncos brought to the conference. The real Christmas season in December may not be nearly as kind for the BCS and Heisman. The problem is the new 12 game schedule, finding opponents willing to make the trip and the devaluing of that extra game for Hawaii.

By this time, the university had what the NCAA called the "Hawaii exemption", a rule that allowed Mainland teams to add one extra game to their schedule to play here in the islands. The Rainbow Warriors took advantage of the rule to schedule such notable programs as Oklahoma, USC, and other big name schools.

(Bob Houge provides a little history lesson ).

2007 Schedule
09/02 Northern Colorado
09/08 at La Tech
09/15 at UNLV
09/23 Charleston Southern
09/29 at Idaho
10/07 Utah St
10/12 at San Jose St
10/28 New Mexico St
11/10 Fresno St
11/16 at Nevada
11/23 Boise St
12/01 Washington

The problem for Colt and the Rainbows is a schedule with not one but two D1AA schools and a conference that besides Boise does not earn the winner a great deal of respect. Those looking for a mid-major BCS crasher would be better served by jumping on the TCU bandwagon of they beat Texas September 8th.

For more informations read
Cashing in on Boise's success
Blue blood boiling in Boise
By Ferd Lewis

Final thought: What happened 20 years ago prompting at least two families to name there new son’s Colt?

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