Local fans generally want Chris Petersen to be happy, but not this happy.
Since Chris Petersen and Bryan Harsin teamed up to call three of the most memorable plays in college football history 13 years ago, a lot of people are going with the “over” on the number of trick plays we’ll see between Boise State and Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl.
The most prized college football recruit in the state of Idaho looked around—a lot. Wisconsin and Texas Tech stepped in at the last minute and tried to convince Borah High star Austin Bolt to wait until the February signing day and see what happens.
In the two years since the NCAA created December’s early signing period, Boise State football has fared well.
A Monday Seattle Times story by Mike Vorel pointed out that last winter, a sign was posted on the wall inside Washington’s locker room that said, “Win the bowl game.”
It was the natural progression of things. Zak Hill has had a pretty good season in this, his fourth year as offensive coordinator at Boise State.
When you hear a 6-2, 260-pound outside linebacker/defensive end has committed to Boise State, what’s your first thought?
The gap between Boise State’s regular season and bowl game allows us to cast an eye on next season. One of the best ways to do that every year is to check out the Broncos’ Scout Team Players of the Year.
When that Las Vegas Bowl point spread came out Sunday night, the first thought was: how is Boise State, a 12-1 team, a 3½-point underdog to Washington, a 7-5 team?
As a sixth-year coach with a 64-16 record at Boise State (and one who certainly gets phone calls), Bryan Harsin has some leverage. And, as has happened before with Broncos coaches, Harsin may be exercising it a little bit.