The Z Stands for Zero

This was a sad day for my alma mater, Boise State.

If you’re a college football fan, you’ll know that they were heartily shamed by the Georgia Bulldogs today. In what was undoubtedly the worst performance of a college quarterback I have ever seen, Jared Zabransky threw 4 picks and fumbled twice in the first half of play. That’s right – 6 turnovers by a single player. That’s not doing too well if you’re in optimist football – in college football, it’s simply unacceptable.

As Coach Hawkins said at half, BSU couldn’t have beaten East Junior High (another alma mater of mine!) with that many turnovers.

There is so much more that could be said, so many questions that could be asked, but in the end, the leader of the team crumbled under pressure. He flat failed. I find it hard to believe that even Coach Hawkins will be able to get his team, or this community, to follow that leader again.

[Edit: And a true quote:

Worse still, Boise State undid in a little more in an hour what had taken six years to build. This was a chance to show that the gap between the supposed mid-majors and the BCS boys didn’t exist. But now, no matter how many W’s the Broncos pile up, they just won’t be taken seriously, certainly not by the pollsters. And no matter what you think, that is relevant.


  1. Nate – your comments are so painful, but all too true. This season could be the worst since 2001. Dinwiddie—where are thou?
    The Oregon State trip should be fun, probably getting clobbered in the fog.
    matt is the author. Sep 4, 18:52 is the time. <
  2. I share your pain. This is how I felt when Ohio State’s freshman phenom runningback tore through WSU’s defense a few years ago. Just be happy your school isn’t churning out Ryan Leaf quality personalities. :)
    Nathan Smith is the author. Sep 5, 02:16 is the time. <
  3. Their is still a chance for you to get a Master’s from U of I and not have to be associate with such a team.
    Cody Lindley is the author. Sep 6, 18:24 is the time. <
  4. Cody, along those lines, I hear that U of I is out of the ESPN bottom 10 for the first time in a couple years. Congrats!
    Nathan Logan is the author. Sep 6, 19:11 is the time. <
  5. I do not accept your congrats.
    Cody Lindley is the author. Sep 6, 20:02 is the time. <