A Fresh Start for Boise State Football Players and Coaches

Photo via Pam Davis

March 6th, 2017 marked an important day for the Bronco football program. A date circled on many Bronco calendars indicating one thing: Boise State football is back.

Spring Ball

With the weather gradually warming up and the record breaking snowfall all but gone, it meant that spring football practices were just right around the corner.

On March 6th, the Broncos opened up Spring practice training.

This session of spring practices showcases the means of new talent, new coaches, new position battles, and huge shoes to fill.

With household names such as Thomas Sperbeck, Jeremy McNichols, and Tanner Vallejo seeing their time at Boise State conclude, spring ball offers an opportunity for coaches, fans, and the media to see new or deserving talent compete for playing time.

This session of spring ball features the Broncos a little banged up. Key returners from last season, including Alexander Mattison, Cedrick Wilson, and Mason Hampton, are all currently injured. This presents an even more enhanced opportunity for other players on the roster to shine.

Video via Idaho Statesman‘s youtube.

Boise State’s annual spring football game is on Saturday, April 8th.

A Promotion for Zak Hill

At the beginning of last year, co-offensive and quarterbacks coach, Zak Hill joined the program.

On March 6th, the first day of spring practice, just a year after he was hired, Zak Hill’s new promotion was made public.

During media availability, coach Harsin made it official: Zak Hill has been elevated from co-offensive coordinator to offensive coordinator. Hill will take over as the play-caller this season.

Along with Zak Hill’s promotion, Harsin commented on another coaching concern. With the recent departure of offensive line coach Scoot Huff, Boise State is now looking to replace the position.


About Darrek Harris

Darrek was born and raised in Boise, ID. Currently, he has an associates degree in English from the College of Western Idaho. He plans to pursue a bachelors degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He enjoys sports in many fashions: playing, cheering, and coaching. Bleed Blue, Go Broncos, Amen!

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