The Boise State Broncos, that’s who.
… Boise State likely will be more aggressive in pursuing “guarantee” football games — one-time road games against powerhouse programs for which the Broncos are paid handsomely. Athletic director Gene Bleymaier has sprinkled those into his schedule sparingly in the past but recognizes them as an easy way to increase revenue in tight times. The Broncos have openings in 2010 and 2011 that could be filled by that type of game.
And contrary to the laws of economics at work in the universe Senator Hatch’s brain inhabits, there’s a very simple reason for that, one that has nothing to do with the BCS. Just listen to BSU AD Gene Bleymaier:
“Right now, I’d go where I can make the most money,” he said. “If I can play at home and make that much money, then I’m going to play at home. But it’s difficult to make that much money in our stadium size. … I’ve tried to avoid those (guarantee games). Now they’re much more of a reality going forward.” [Emphasis added.]
The bonus here is that the move should strengthen Boise State’s strength of schedule numbers. All the Broncos have to do now is win some of those games.