Wac-ky Logic 101

Boise State, which went through another WAC season undefeated, placed six Broncos (wide receiver Legedu Naanee, tight end Derek Schouman, tackle Ryan Clady, placekicker Anthony Montgomery, defensive tackle Andrew Browning and middle linebacker Korey Hall) on the All-WAC team announced today. Reading between the lines, though, something is amiss.

Perhaps the Western Athletic Coaches are in need of a puzzle book of logic problems this Christmas.  To wit:

 

How does the team with the superior talent and the top coach in the league manage to lose the WAC?  That is the question that begs to be asked after the WAC's coaches voted nine Hawai'i players on the all-league first-team, four more on the second team and tabbed Rainbow Warrior head man June Jones as the Coach of the Year. 

 

If the team had incredible talent (which they do) as evidenced by dominating the all-league team and didn't take home the title, you could blame it on the coach but no…can't do that because Jones is the Coach of the Year.  On the other hand, if you had an amazing coach that didn't take home the trophy, it could be that the team had young talent that was not yet fully developed.  Nope, that explanation doesn't make sense either because of the nine all-league performers.

 

Conversely, according to the WAC coaches, Boise State has a bunch of lousy players and a so-so coach.  Yet those lousy players and so-so coach went undefeated, is ranked in the national top ten and playing in one of the nation's four major bowl games.

 

Things that make you go hmmmm…..

 

 

 

First Team
Offense
Pos.-Name, School, Ht., Wt., Year
WR-Legedu Naanee, Boise State, 6-2, 228, Sr.
WR-*Davone Bess, Hawai‘i, 5-10, 187, So.
WR-Chris Williams,
New Mexico State, 5-9, 155, So.
TE-Derek Schouman, Boise State, 6-2, 233, Sr.
OL-Ryan Clady, Boise State, 6-6, 319, So.
OL-Chris Denman, Fresno State, 6-6, 305, Sr.
OL-%Tala Esera, Hawai‘i, 6-4, 295, Sr.
OL-*#@Samson Satele, Hawai‘i, 6-3, 311, Sr.
OL-Jade Tadvick, Idaho, 6-5, 314, Sr.
QB-Colt Brennan, Hawai‘i, 6-3, 190, Jr.
RB-Ian Johnson, Boise State, 5-11, 194, So.
RB-Nate Ilaoa, Hawai‘i, 5-9, 248, Sr.

Defense
Pos, Name, School, Ht., Wt., Year
DL, %Andrew Browning, Boise State, 6-0, 278, Sr.
DL, %Ikaika Alama-Francis, Hawai‘i, 6-5, 250, Sr.
DL, %Melila Purcell, Hawai‘i, 6-5, 266, Sr.
DL, J.J. Milan, Nevada, 6-5, 270, Sr.
LB, *$Korey Hall, Boise State, 6-1, 228, Sr.
LB, Dwayne Andrews, Fresno State, 6-0, 240, Sr.
LB, David Vobora, Idaho, 6-1, 214, Jr.
LB, Ezra Butler, Nevada, 6-2, 248, Jr.
DB, Leonard Peters, Hawai‘i, 6-1, 199, Sr.
DB, Stanley Franks, Idaho, 5-11, 167, Jr.
DB, *Joe Garcia, Nevada, 6-0, 180, Sr.
DB, Dwight Lowery, San Jose State, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Specialists
Pos, Name, School, Ht., Wt., Year
PK, Anthony Montgomery, Boise State, 6-1, 211, Sr.
P, Waylon Prather, San Jose State, 6-3, 220, Jr.
ST, Ross Dickerson, Hawai‘i, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Second Team
Offense
WR-Jason Rivers, Jr., Hawai‘i
WR-*Caleb Spencer, Sr., Nevada
WR-James Jones, Sr., San Jose State
TE-%Anthony Pudewell, Sr., Nevada
OL-Jeff Cavender, Jr., Boise State
OL-Dane Uperesa, Sr., Hawai‘i
OL-Dominic Green, So., Nevada
OL-Matt Cantu, Sr., San Jose State
OL-Malik Cin, Sr., Utah State
QB-#Jared Zabransky, Sr., Boise State
RB-Dwayne Wright, Sr., Fresno State
RB-%Yonus Davis, Jr., San Jose State

Defense
DL-Tyler Clutts, Jr., Fresno State
DL-Michael Lafaele, Jr., Hawai‘i
DL-Matt Hines, Jr., Nevada
DL-Ben Calderwood, So., Utah State
LB-Colt Brooks, Sr., Boise State
LB-Adam Leonard, So., Hawai‘i
LB-Tim McManigal, Sr., New Mexico State
LB-Matt Castelo, Jr., San Jose State
DB-%Marty Tadman, Jr., Boise State
DB-Josh Sherley, Sr., Freso State
DB-Courtney Bryan, Sr., New Mexico State
DB-Christopher Vedder, Sr, San Jose State

Specialists
PK-Jared Strubeck, So., San Jose State
P-#Kyle Stringer, Sr., Boise State
ST-Patrick Jackson, So., Louisiana Tech

 


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