This time it's San Diego State head coach Rocky Long who sounded off about the Broncos and their famous blue turf.
Via Brian Murphy at The Idaho Statesman:
"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."Unfortunately for Long, things seem to be going in the opposite direction. Since Boise came to prominence, both Eastern Washington and New Braunfels (TX) Canyon High School have gone red while there were rumors that UT-San Antonio could end up with an orange field. In fact, when you consider some of the new, avant-garde playing surfaces out there (I'm looking at you, Oregon basketball), this trend seems to be all the rage amongst athletic departments seeking more revenue and/or attention.
Maybe Long should convince the folks at SDSU to roll out the nation's first all-black field. That'll show 'em.