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Chris Petersen responds to ruling of no more 'All Blue' uniforms

Mountain West Conference coaches thought Boise State had an unfair advantage by wearing blue on blue on the blue turf.  

It’s a competitive advantage, they say.

The conference commissioner agrees.  On Tuesday, Mountain West Conference commissioner said that Boise State will no longer be allowed to wear “all blue” during conference home games.

Head coach Chris Petersen isn’t pleased and said, “I thought it was ridiculous. That’s our colors. That’s who we are. That’s who our fans have wanted us to be since I’ve been at Boise State. That’s what it’s been through and through.”

He added, “Nike has saved us by giving us a bunch of different combinations. If we can’t wear what we want to wear, then we will wear a bunch of different other stuff.”

No word yet on if the ruling satisfies San Diego State head coach Rocky Long, who was outspoken this off-season about Boise State's blue turf.

After opening with Georgia in Atlanta, Boise State returns home to host Tulsa.  Just a wild guess, but we’re thinking the Broncos will rock the “all blue” look since it’s a non-conference game.

In a related story, we are hearing that SEC coaches are petitioning Mike Slive to ban the "eye of the tiger" at midfield in Baton Rouge.  Too intimidating and an unfair competitive advantage.

 

 

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