UCF is preparing for their trip to Boise State’s Smurf Turf by practicing on a blue field this week. Boise State plays on a blue field. It is affectionately know around college football as the “Smurf Turf”. This is one of the most hideous sites in college football. That is not an opinion. The blue field was a way for a small program to have an identity. And it worked. Just look at all of the success that Boise State football has had over the last 20 years. I think Boise is a legitimate football program now that shouldn’t have a Micky Mouse feature like a blue field. Save that for the Coastal Carolina’s and Eastern Washington’s of the world. But UCF is preparing for their trip to Boise State’s Smurf Turf be practicing on a blue field this week.
The #UCF football team will be practicing at local Master’s Academy, who has a blue turf field, to get ready for the #BoiseState game this Saturday.— Elite Empire Athletes™ (@EliteEmpireATH) September 4, 2023
Great move by the coaching staff to prepare the guys mentally prior to arriving in Idaho. pic.twitter.com/z9Mk1lOyrZ
The UCF football team will not be practicing at their football facilities this week. They are calling on a local high school to help them out. Master’s Academy is about 15-minutes from UCF’s campus, and will play host to the practices for the Knights this week. Why? Because they too have a blue field. Do I think this matters? Not really. Does the team? Safety Quadric Bullard seems to think so. ““It will be a first time for me and it will help us get adjusted to it, I’ve seen a couple videos where teams will actually hide their players in the end zone with blue fields and things like that, so we have to be prepared for it.” The Smurf Turf is Mickey Mouse. But UCF is not going to get out Mickey Mouse’d who lives in UCF’s back yard.