27.Nov.2009 Brandon Wimberly & Boise State
Wimberly is having a huge night (and good freshman season) for the Wolfpack.
Some may remember that Wimberly was originally an OSU recruit, but when Riley decided to greyshirt him he parted ways with the Beavers. From Wimberly’s standpoint, the decision made sense. He wanted to get out of LA and the gang-invested neighborhood he grew up in. From Riley’s “family first” perspective, the decision is questionable. In retrospect, OSU probably should have made room for the guy.
As far as the Boise State Interlopers, they’re doing their usual thing–an unimpressive lead vs a largely inferior opponent. Kellen Moore would be Kevin Riley in the Pac-10. Oh well, college football is on a downward spiral and it’s mainly because of the lack of focus on the good teams and good stories that occur in the middle. Nobody outside of Texas wants to hear about Texas, nobody outside of Alabama cares about Alabama, and everyone knows Boise State are interlopers in Bronco clothing, yet even in lieu of tonight’s malaise the telecasters are trying to convince me this is a top 10 team because of their undefeated record. There are good stories in college football that aren’t being told. I’d rather learn about teams in the middle who are fighting battles versus good schedules; teams that have a struggle recruiting yet still win, etc. For example, I find Georgia Tech and Cincinnati infinitely more interesting than Florida, Alabama, or Boise State. And Oregon State is more interesting than Oregon, USC, Stanford, or Cal, yet all of those teams get more exposure. If college football focused on good stories, or at least covered them occasionally, it would be a much fresher ticket. Instead, it’s more Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Boise State, and we fans are left eating day old bread.