A VIP guest arrives in Boise

Credit: Zach Wolken/KTVB

A VIP guest arrives in Boise

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by Zach Wolken
News Channel 7

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 2:59 AM

The Oregon State-Boise State game on Saturday is a game that will be on a level nationally no regular season game has ever been at in Boise. 

ESPN's College GameDay is making its first appearance in Boise and so is the Coaches' Trophy. 

"We've been trying to get up here for a while," said Coaches' Trophy Manager Charley Green.   "You know Boise plays a lot of weekday national TV games so finally we have a Saturday night prime-time game thats on ABC and all the nation will be watching and luckily they set us up here with the [Coaches'] trophy.

The Coaches' Trophy is the same trophy that is handed to the BCS National Champion every January and it's in Boise for the weekend.  It will be on display on Friday at the Fred Meyer in Meridian off of Fairview from 1 to 3 and then from 4 to 6 at the Fred Meyer on Federal Way in Boise. 

The trophy will then travel to 'The Blue' Saturday during College GameDay and it will also make an appearance during the game telecast Saturday night. 

The folks at Dr. Pepper and the American Football Coaches Association don't just parade a fake trophy around the country during the college football season. 

The 7-pound football on top of the trophy is 100-percent Waterford Crystal and it takes three months to make.  After the trophy is completed it begins a tour of the college football nation starting around Labor Day and ending at the National Championship game.

"This Coaches Trophy is the actual one that will be awarded on the field January 10th in Glendale," said Green.   "We make a point that when we bring it out to fans we want to make sure the fans are having the actual experience with the trophy that a coach will be holding up January 10th in Arizona."

Hopefully the coach holding up the trophy that night will be BSU's head man Chris Petersen, but many might say after just two weeks it's a bit early to speculate. 

The Broncos and Beavers kickoff at 6pm on Saturday night, but at 5pm make sure to join Channel 7 for an hour long pregame show leading up to the game and as soon as the game is over tune into 24/7 for live post-game coverage.
 


 

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