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08:26 AM ET 11.09 | Were this not Boise State, the numbers on offense might not be cause for alarm. By the Broncos' standards, these are dark times. With a yardage output per game that ranks 88th, a scoring average that is 66th and a passing attack on pace for its lowest total since the Clinton administration, the numbers don't seem to lie. Always one to stamp down talk of statistics, there is one that concerns coach Chris Petersen. "I thought we'd score more points," Petersen said. "That's the really the only stat we should care about. Should we score more points? Yeah." Boise State is averaging 27.4 points per game, which if it continues, would be the lowest -- by a touchdown -- since Petersen arrived in Boise as offensive coordinator in 2001.

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November 9, 2012  08:34 AM ET

If the smurf fans think a Kellen Moore is going to show up every year they are delusional.

November 9, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Petersen's coaching ranks have been poached. His roster's taken a hit. BSU's doing alright. They'll be spoiling more parties in the years to come.

November 9, 2012  08:54 AM ET

The future is so dark, Petersen's gotta wear shades.

November 9, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Petersen's coaching ranks have been poached. His roster's taken a hit. BSU's doing alright. They'll be spoiling more parties in the years to come.

Makes you wonder if Peterson should have jumped to greener pastures a year or two ago

November 9, 2012  09:03 AM ET

He's a bum....fire him. BSU can do MUCH better than Peterson. Time to start the rebuilding process.

Coach Peterson is officially on the HOT seat @ Boise State

November 9, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Come to Arkansas.

November 9, 2012  09:07 AM ET

It will be interesting if Boise starts having down years, if Boise will be as loyal to Petersen as he has been to them. I'd like to think they would, but you never know. Fans, athletic directors, and trustees can be a fickle lot.

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November 9, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Fans, athletic directors, and trustees can be a fickle lot.

ESPECIALLY when they've been spoiled with year after year of excellent results.

November 9, 2012  09:19 AM ET

What happens when you move from the WAC to the MWC....They are a very good team for the lower tiers, and can beat the "big boys" given enough time, but week in and week out....

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November 9, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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If the smurf fans think a Kellen Moore is going to show up every year they are delusional.

Good point, every team has a down year once in a while. I know that some teams in the 12 PAC have some down years and there are a couple of teams in the SEC, that aren't playing all that well this year.

November 9, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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How can Kellen Moore have been that good to carry a program for 4 years?? amazing.

Not so amazing -

signed Colt McCoy

November 9, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Come to Arkansas.

That would be a great head coaching hire!!!!

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November 9, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Makes you wonder if Peterson should have jumped to greener pastures a year or two ago

And just where is these "greener pastures", you speak of!!!! :-)

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