“It was something I worked on every single day,’’ he said. “And we called in all kinds of stops and then it became a partnership between the Western Athletic Conference, ESPN and ourselves. This is an interesting thing that I found out just the other day – two schools that can play 13 games are Boise State and Fresno State because they are playing in Hawaii this year. Both of them are only playing 12 games. That is something that I find to be amazing because everybody was putting the emphasis on us about playing 13 and two of the schools we are competing with aren’t playing 13. I think at the end of the day, the 13th game was overplayed.’’Although it played a huge part, the lack of a 13th game by itself wasn't the most upsetting thing about this whole schedule fiasco. It was the lack of big-time, big-name teams on the 2007 schedule, and the 13th game was supposed to help remedy that.
And then Frazier talks about how Colt Brennan learned his lesson because of the facilities fiasco.
“I think if Colt knew that this was going to happen he would have shut his mouth and never said a word about it. He is a great guy and he has been in my office to talk about it and he said, ’I never meant for this to happen. That was never my intent.’ I said to Colt, ’Even though you did that, you have got to be careful. You have got to be a leader because things like that are going to happen in your pursuit of this Heisman or anything else, so let that be a lesson to you.’ That is what college is all about – learning lessons. And this was a lesson for Colt Brennan.’’I really don't know what to say. Colt learned to shut up? This coming from a guy who regularly put his foot in it these past few months. Hey, since Colt learned to shut up, maybe he can teach Herman how to as well. Heyoooohhh!
I thought a lot of good came from Colt speaking out. There is now soap in the lockers, there is more oversight and attention being paid to athletic department expenses... Maybe this is all just a perspective thing. Maybe Frazier is still upset he got called to the principal's office over Colt's comments.