Boise State coach Todd Graham will take the field for his first bowl game since 2005 when the Broncos host Texas Tech in the first meeting between the programs.
Graham said it will be the biggest game in school history and he’s looking forward to playing at the new Boise State Stadium.
Graham has guided the Broncos to three bowl games in four seasons and they will be in their first bowl in 11 years.
He was the head coach at Arizona State from 2007-09.
He said it’s a great opportunity for him to have an opportunity to play in his first game at the school.
Graham had some fun with the news.
He tweeted Saturday morning that he would like to have a bowl game at Boise State.
The Broncos have been in the same position they have been all of this time, which is they are in the final year of their contracts and they’re just getting used to the fact that the NFL is in the process of moving it over.
So it’s kind of a big transition, and the players are kind of on edge about it and they want to be ready for it.
Graham added that the players have been working hard and he believes they will have a good effort on the field.
He also said that he believes this will be a fun bowl game.
Graham told ESPN.com that he thinks this is the biggest opportunity for the program.
He is excited about it.
Graham was one of the last men standing in the Arizona State job.
He has had success in the past with winning games in the Sun Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Cotton Bowl.
He coached the Aggies to the Fiesta Bowl in 2016.
He got fired after the season, and now is the coach at Boise.
Graham is known for his quick reaction when a coach fires him.
Graham is coming off the first loss of his three seasons in the NFL.
He finished 10-5 in 2017 and 8-4 in 2018.
He went 5-6 in 2018 with a bowl loss to Alabama.