This is a huge disappointment. I don’t blame the players.
I certainly don’t blame the fans. Yes, we have a lousy travel reputation. But we’ve never had an exciting destination to excite the fan base. If BC goes to a big bowl, we will travel.
I don’t blame the ACC. It is the conferences job to put these agreements together. They can’t handcuff the bowl committees. If they make selections too restrictive, they’ll be left with a series of undesirable destinations.
The blame for this bowl falls solely on the coaching staff. The highly questionable decision to start Quinton Porter for the North Carolina game and then leaving him in there deep into the second half cost BC the game. If BC wins that game they are in the ACC Championship and probably in a better bowl.
I will whine about this for a long time. I assume the players might too. The reality is the BC community needs to suck it up and go kick Boise State’s ass. Going to this game is a debacle. Losing is would be an utter disaster.
One last piece of advice to the BC Sports Information office: stop pushing the “bowl streak” to the media. Most diehard fans are sick of it, fans with any understanding of the game see through it and casual fans are going to start mocking it now that Boise is included on the illustrious bowl streak list.