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SCOTT SLANT: No. 4 is, well, No. 4

SCOTT SLANT: No. 4 is, well, No. 4

Presented by MERIDIAN AUTO RANCH OUTLET. Friday, July 19, 2019. Denver opened training camp drills Thursday, and Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post talked about the Broncos—and quarterback Brett Rypien—on Idaho SportsTalk. And if you read between the lines, Rypien’s path is shaping up to be challenging. Takeaways from O’Halloran’s interview: Rypien may not see…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Outlooks vary for Boise State’s NFL backs

SCOTT SLANT: Outlooks vary for Boise State’s NFL backs

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Thursday, July 18, 2019. With NFL training camps opening, there are 22 Boise State products on NFL rosters. Four of them are running backs, and that’s the most intriguing position involving former Broncos right now. Doug Martin started this parade of Boise State rushers into the NFL when he was drafted…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The math isn’t so fuzzy here

SCOTT SLANT: The math isn’t so fuzzy here

Presented by MERIDIAN AUTO RANCH OUTLET. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The Athletic’s Chris Vannini has penned an essay on NCAA FBS attendance guidelines. Whatever happened to those? “The NCAA requires an average attendance of 15,000 fans per game once every two years to maintain FBS status,” notes Vannini. “But the reality is a number of…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The brave new sportswriting world

SCOTT SLANT: The brave new sportswriting world

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Tuesday, July 16, 2019. After 14 years at the Idaho Press and Idaho Statesman, Dave Southorn has made the bold and visionary move of joining The Athletic, where he’ll continue to be a Boise State football beat writer. The Athletic, one of the fastest-growing sources for customized sports news in the…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Sheen shows that Steelheads continuity counts

SCOTT SLANT: Sheen shows that Steelheads continuity counts

(TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Presented by BACON. Friday, July 12, 2019. Everett Sheen has paid his dues for the Idaho Steelheads organization, serving as coach Neil Graham’s assistant the past three seasons. With Graham off to Texas of the AHL now, the Steelheads have elected to stay the successful course and promote Sheen…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The Bronco handicapping is underway

SCOTT SLANT: The Bronco handicapping is underway

Presented by MERIDIAN AUTO RANCH OUTLET. Thursday, July 11, 2019. The ESPN Football Power Index, a fluid set of numbers, has begun its run for 2019. ESPN calls its FPI “a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward. Projected results are based on 10,000…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Kellen and the court of public opinion

SCOTT SLANT: Kellen and the court of public opinion

Presented by BACON. Wednesday, July 10, 2019. There’s an interesting take on Kellen Moore at Dallas fan site TheLandryHat.com. First you see the headline: “Why Kellen Moore won’t last long as offensive coordinator.” And you think, “Okay, here we go, more cynicism surrounding the former Boise State great.” Writes Chris Hill, “His issue will be…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The Jay-Train’s looking for a station

SCOTT SLANT: The Jay-Train’s looking for a station

Presented by MERIDIAN AUTO RANCH OUTLET. Tuesday, July 9, 2019. This certainly has nothing to do with any past feelings David Carr harbors toward Boise State. But the former Fresno State and NFL quarterback, now an analyst for NFL.com, predicts that Jay Ajayi will still be looking for a new team through Week 1 of…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: It’s a bummer, Allie O, but we get it

SCOTT SLANT: It’s a bummer, Allie O, but we get it

(TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Presented by BACON. Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Just Tuesday I speculated on this. I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. Allie Ostrander has decided to forego her final year of eligibility at Boise State to go professional and focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “I really enjoyed my…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A good thing going from Day One

SCOTT SLANT: A good thing going from Day One

Presented by MERIDIAN AUTO RANCH OUTLET. Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Yesterday was July 1, so it was the first official day on the job for new Boise State University president Dr. Marlene Tromp. How will Tromp be in relation to athletics? So far she’s been saying all the right things. Tromp comes from UC Santa…MORE