Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boise State's "Smurf Turf" Off To A "Rocky" Start In Mountain West Conference

[HT: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/?p=69633related/ &

If you have seen Boise State's blue turf in person it's not easy on the eyes. On TV it's a distraction to.

That's been Boise State's gimmick since 1986 when the "smurf turf" was installed.

Now that Boise State is set to become a member of the Mountain West Conference the blue turf is meeting some resistance.

San Diego State head coach Rocky Long is not a fan of the blue turf. Long said so in the conference's spring football teleconference.

“I think they ought to get rid of that blue turf. I think it’s unfair,” said Long, the former New Mexico coach who is in his first season as the Aztecs’ head coach.

When asked to expand, Long said, “it takes the visiting team a quarter or two to get used to that different field.”

Long said players “track the ball differently” on the blue turf, particularly since Boise State traditionally wears all-blue uniforms on the blue turf.

Those of us in the OSG HQ are wondering if Boise State's blue turf is unfair how would you describe Eastern Washington's blood red turf? Unplayable comes to mind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if you are color blind, everyone has depth perception and if a player isn't intelligent enough to play on fake grass that is a different color I do not know how they ever got into college ball. Real grass is a different color of green and that doesn't matter. They still play the same. There is also an all red field out there and teams that use all green uniforms on green fields. I think this "first year" coach just straight up knows he will get powned by Boise his first year out.