Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: No. 9 is ready to be No. 2

SCOTT SLANT: No. 9 is ready to be No. 2

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Wednesday, October 16, 2019. My first thought upon Boise State quarterback Jaylon Henderson entering the Hawaii game when he did last Saturday night—on the second possession of the third quarter in the heat of the battle—was that the Broncos were immediately prepping him to be the No. 2 quarterback for…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Reviewing Group of 5 resumes

SCOTT SLANT: Reviewing Group of 5 resumes

Presented by LIKE NU CAR WASH. Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Halfway through the 2019 season, let’s update some Group of 5 portfolios, understanding that the CFP committee could seriously shuffle the deck on November 5. Boise State is 6-0, of course, and leading the Group of 5 in the major polls (No. 14 in AP…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Well, it happened

SCOTT SLANT: Well, it happened

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Monday, October 14, 2019. We found out a lot about the quarterback position in Boise State’s 59-37 win over Hawaii Saturday night. One, that it is as fragile as we thought it was. And, that the Broncos have a capable combo moving forward, whether Hank Bachmeier can play or not.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Classic Hawaii scheme resurfaces

SCOTT SLANT: Classic Hawaii scheme resurfaces

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Friday, October 11, 2019. There’ll be shades of June Jones Saturday night when Hawaii hits the blue turf to face Boise State. Jones was the curator of the run-and-shoot offense with the Rainbow Warriors from 1999-2007, and current UH coach Nick Rolovich was one of his quarterbacks. Rolovich has brought that…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: All-MW QB—a two-horse race?

SCOTT SLANT: All-MW QB—a two-horse race?

Presented by LIKE NU CAR WASH. Thursday, October 10, 2019. Are these guys now the two best quarterbacks in the Mountain West? Hawaii’s Cole McDonald and Boise State’s Hank Bachmeier will face off on the blue turf Saturday night, and the player who performs the best will emerge as the favorite for first-team All-Mountain West…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Game ball candidates—in the stands

SCOTT SLANT: Game ball candidates—in the stands

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Wednesday, October 9, 2019. There’s one group in Boise State’s world that hasn’t received enough credit this year. It’s the crowd. At a time when college football attendance is eroding, this was supposed to be the season of comeuppance for the Broncos, with an unattractive home schedule, three straight home games…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A confident, motivated foe on the Blue

SCOTT SLANT: A confident, motivated foe on the Blue

Presented by ADVANCED VISION THERAPY CENTER. Tuesday, October 8, 2019. I saved a couple snippets from a Ferd Lewis column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 10 days ago, because I was still in disbelief over Hawaii’s 54-3 demolition of Nevada in Reno. With a bye week ahead, you can imagine what the Rainbow Warriors were like…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: An imperfect perfect record

SCOTT SLANT: An imperfect perfect record

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Monday, October 7, 2019. A lot is being made of Boise State being in the “driver’s seat” for the Group of 5 berth for the New Year’s Six bowl’s this season. The only thing people generally have to go on are the traditional polls, and the Broncos are up to No.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Bachmeier, mover of the chains

SCOTT SLANT: Bachmeier, mover of the chains

Presented by ADVANCED VISION THERAPY CENTER. Friday, October 4, 2019. Although he showed no signs of it, you can’t help but think Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier was nicked up after the all the hits he absorbed over the first four games of the season. So the Broncos’ bye week had to benefit the true…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Last time around at Sam Boyd, probably

SCOTT SLANT: Last time around at Sam Boyd, probably

Presented by BBSI. Thursday, October 3, 2019. Saturday night will mark Boise State’s final regular season venture into Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, or will it? Next year, UNLV football will move to the Raiders’ new facility, Allegiant Stadium, the 65,000-seat jewel west of Mandalay Bay. The key number is 65,000. There is no…MORE