Bowl Game And Signing Day in Same Week
Not only are Boise State coaches trying to prepare for the Las Vegas Bowl Saturday against Washington, they're also trying to put the finishing touches on recruiting with national letter of intent day coming up Wednesday.
The college bowl season begins Friday with a pair of games and then seven bowl games Saturday. That's nine bowls and eighteen teams having to do bowl and recruiting preparation at the same time.
All this while traveling and doing media interviews! Coaching is never an easy life but for these particular 18-coaching staffs this week is pure craziness!
Right now Boise State has 14 verbal commitments but until they've signed on the dotted line Wednesday, there are no eggs in the basket.
Local standout Austin Bolt of Borah tweeted last night he has received an offer from UNLV and he has offers from Boise State and Utah State as well but Bolt has been mum on any decision.
One thing that stands out when looking at Boise State's list of verbal commitments is the lack of a quarterback. Yes Hank Bachmeier who started and won seven games this year as a true freshman will be back but as we saw this year, one play can change everything.
Chase Cord is schedule to be back but he too was a on a roller coaster ride this season so it's always important to sign a quarterback and Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin says that will happen.
It used to be national football signing day was in February and there still is a signing date then but in the last few years the early December signing has become the main event for recruiting and when you throw in a bowl week to boot it really does become the survival of the fittest.