The Daily Aggie :: 07/28/10

The WAC Football Preview has wrapped and the NM State athletic website has some photos of the three Aggies in attendance, Davon House, Seth Smith and Coach Walker.

The biggest story out of the WAC Football Preview yesterday was the Holy Potato War that has been started between Idaho and Boise State (because Boise State doesn't want to continue the series after this season). Boise State head coach Chris Petersen lobbed a couple grenades on Monday when he said, "Why would we (go to Moscow)? I don't think our fans even like to go up there. Most of Idaho's fans are in Boise anyway.''

Then Boise State President Bob Kustra fanned the flames yesterday [excerpt from an Idaho Statesman article on the whole thing]:
Kustra said it's a "cultural issue,'' pointing out an article last week in the Argonaut, the University of Idaho student newspaper. The headline of the article was, "Who do we hate?''

"This is a great example of why my wife and I no longer travel to Moscow games,'' Kustra said. "It's a culture that is nasty, inebriated and civilly doesn't give our fans the respect that any fan should expect when visiting an away team. ... I don't think at Boise State you're going to find that, so for me personally, when I read what Pete said I knew, I knew.

"I've seen rivalries all over America, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Texas-Texas A&M, Kansas-Kansas State, but you can go inside those rivalries and you'll find all kinds of slams and digs and whatever, but I've never seen the nastiness aimed at the quality of our academic program that I find here in Idaho from the University of Idaho Vandals and as long as that goes on, why would I want to encourage a game where people don't know how to act like grownups?''

You can read the article in question from the Idaho student paper here.

It should be an interesting final season with Boise State in the WAC... Boise State invades Las Cruces on Saturday, October 2nd, one week before the Aggies take on their own in-state rival, New Mexico.

On to today's links...

Aggie Football
Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Star Advertiser writes that head coach DeWayne Walker still can't believe he "stole" quarterback Andrew Manley.

Stephen Tsai shares a few other notes from day two including the fact that two current Aggies, Andrew Manley and Kenny Turner, were both recruited by Hawai'i.

Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News writes that 8th place seems about the right spot to pick the Aggies.

Chris Murray of the Reno Gazettte-Journal shares a few notes from day one of the WAC Football Preview.

KRQE in Albuquerque reports that West Mesa High School quarterback Matthew Jaramillo has committed to New Mexico State (video).

Chadd Crippe of the Idaho Staetsman shares some news and notes from the second day of the WAC Football Preview.

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