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SCOTT SLANT: Peeling away Phil Steele

SCOTT SLANT: Peeling away Phil Steele

Presented by BUSTERS GRILL & SPORTS BAR. Friday, June 14, 2019. Phil Steele puts out plenty of teasers to keep fans’ appetites whetted before his college football preview magazine is officially released. The latest are Steele’s All-Mountain West and All-America teams. He goes four teams deep on both, with Boise State offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Remember the likeable Justin Wilcox?

SCOTT SLANT: Remember the likeable Justin Wilcox?

Presented by BUSTERS GRILL & SPORTS BAR. Thursday, June 13, 2019. Before Justin Wilcox was hired as a 29-year-old defensive coordinator by Boise State’s Chris Petersen in late 2005, he spent four seasons on Jeff Tedford’s staff at Cal. During that time, a quarterback named Aaron Rodgers came through. He liked Wilcox (not to mention…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Watching the Jordan Love love

SCOTT SLANT: Watching the Jordan Love love

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Get used to all that Jordan Love hype out there. Utah State’s junior quarterback is already anointed as the top QB in the Mountain West for 2019. Next winter, will he forego his senior year in Logan to enter the NFL Draft? ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The MW new year arrives early – very early

SCOTT SLANT: The MW new year arrives early – very early

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Friday, June 7, 2019. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN WEDNESDAY) Whoever is in first place after the first week of conference play in Mountain West men’s basketball next season will stay there for almost four weeks. Guaranteed. That’s because the league schedule begins with two game isolated in early December. And…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The L.A. Bowl is a lateral goal

SCOTT SLANT: The L.A. Bowl is a lateral goal

Presented by BUSTERS GRILL AND BAR. Thursday, June 6, 2019. The piecemeal announcements of bowl changes and affiliation switches this week leave the Mountain West mostly in the same boat. It’s a Group of 5 thing. The conference, as expected, will lose the Las Vegas Bowl after this year, as that game moves to the…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Into the Blue Turf history book

SCOTT SLANT: Into the Blue Turf history book

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Boise State’s iconic blue turf, 2019 style, is ready for prime time. The new carpet will be introduced to the public this evening during an Open House at Albertsons Stadium. This is the sixth edition of the Blue, replacing the version that had lasted nine seasons (maybe…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Idaho’s arena is finally on the horizon

SCOTT SLANT: Idaho’s arena is finally on the horizon

Presented by BUSTERS GRILL AND BAR. Tuesday, June 4, 2019. In a February, 2015, interview at Idaho’s Scout.com fan site, former Vandals athletic director Rob Spear envisioned a four or five-year timeline for the opening of the long-awaited and anticipated new arena adjacent to the Kibbie Dome. “It is something that is going to require…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: More Bronco TV details, generally good

SCOTT SLANT: More Bronco TV details, generally good

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Friday, May 31, 2019. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Consider this a win for Boise State. The Broncos are facing an FCS team this season for the first time since Tennessee-Martin in 2013. Portland State visits the blue turf on September 14, and I figured Boise State’s contract for home…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos’ present and past on stage

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos’ present and past on stage

Presented by BACON. Thursday, May 30, 2019. Chantel Jennings of The Athletic was asked about “the five biggest West Coast college football games of the 2019 season” in her “Best Coast Mailbag.” And there it is: Boise State-Florida State on Aug. 31 in Jacksonville, FL. “Everyone is always trying to crown ‘The Next Boise State,’…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Stefan Cobbs in the Bronco conversation

SCOTT SLANT: Stefan Cobbs in the Bronco conversation

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. John Hightower is the Boise State wide receiver on Athlon’s Preseason All-Mountain West first-team. Khalil Shakir is the underrated one on Athlon’s fourth-team. But Stefan Cobbs is generating more buzz all the time. Sky’s The Limit Elite Training tweeted video of Cobbs acing one of its drills…MORE

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