Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: Different comfort zones at the Boise Open

SCOTT SLANT: Different comfort zones at the Boise Open

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Friday, August 23, 2019. Grayson Murray and Charlie Saxon have some peace of mind going into today’s second round of the Albertsons Boise Open. Both golfers handled Hillcrest Country Club Thursday, carding seven-under 64’s to share the first-round lead. Ironically, Murray finished with back-to-back 64’s the last time he played the…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Is Denver really ‘hiding’ Rypien?

SCOTT SLANT: Is Denver really ‘hiding’ Rypien?

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Thursday, August 22, 2019. It seems weird, but Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post was asked in his Broncos Mailbag if Denver isn’t playing Brett Rypien in order to keep him under the radar and stash him on the practice squad. O’Halloran’s reply: “Bingo. Now that (Drew) Lock…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: As the linebackers turn

SCOTT SLANT: As the linebackers turn

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Boise State’s first-teamers are strong all across the board this season. Even the unidentified ones (quarterback and running back). But if injuries crop up the way they did last year, will the Broncos’ depth compensate? This is particularly important at linebacker. The presumed starter at middle ‘backer…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Balancing the turnover line

SCOTT SLANT: Balancing the turnover line

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Boise State defensive statistics were rife with weirdness in 2018. The bad news: the Broncos were all the way down at No. 102 in the country in interceptions, making only seven all season. The good news: at the other end of the spectrum, Boise…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The Bronco depth chart is in our heads

SCOTT SLANT: The Bronco depth chart is in our heads

Presented by RIB SHACK BARBECUE & CATERING. Monday, August 19, 2019. In most years, Boise State releases a preseason depth chart. It gives us hints as to how the pecking order will go, and it serves as a conversation piece at the very least. The Broncos did not do that this year, probably because the…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The 1,000-yard streak is expendable

SCOTT SLANT: The 1,000-yard streak is expendable

Presented by RIB SHACK BARBECUE & CATERING. Friday, August 16, 2019. Boise State has had a 1,000-yard rusher for 10 straight seasons, running (literally) through Jeremy Avery, Doug Martin, D.J Harper, Jay Ajayi, Jeremy McNichols and Alexander Mattison. It’s the longest current streak in the country. The Broncos would love to see that continue, but…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: What are you wishing for?

SCOTT SLANT: What are you wishing for?

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Thursday, August 15, 2019. Veteran writer Pete Thamel posted this story Tuesday at Yahoo! Sports: “Which college football coaches will get plucked for bigger jobs next year?” Boise State’s Bryan Harsin always pops up in pieces like this, and Thamel has him as the third-hottest Group of 5 coach. Thamel’s synopsis…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Trickery might be a good fit

SCOTT SLANT: Trickery might be a good fit

Presented by RIB SHACK BARBECUE. Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Boise State needs to throw the kitchen sink at Florida State in 2½ weeks. And with a new quarterback and new running back, creativity is in order. So what’s in the sink this year? Trickeration is just part of the Broncos’ playbook, but when it’s in…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: No 2013 sequel at QB in the MW

SCOTT SLANT: No 2013 sequel at QB in the MW

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Tuesday, August 13, 2019. There’s been a lot of talk this summer—especially at Mountain West Media Days—about the strength of the Mountain West at quarterback. Let’s discuss amongst ourselves. The last time there was this kind of buzz was 2013, the “Year of the Quarterback.” The headliner was Fresno State’s Derek…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Numbers at wide receiver

SCOTT SLANT: Numbers at wide receiver

Presented by RIB SHACK BARBECUE. Monday, August 12, 2019. Those who just scratch the surface when making college football predictions will say this: “Boise State lost its top two receivers!” And that is true. Sean Modster and A.J. Richardson kind of had parallel careers, backing up the likes of Thomas Sperbeck and Cedrick Wilson, and…MORE

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Harsin Goes Deep

Harsin Goes Deep

Bachmeier is a longer-term investment in recruiting for Boise State.

Broncos Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For

Broncos Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For

The Boise State football team is halfway through August, less than two weeks away from one of the biggest games in school history, and a shroud of questions and mysteries hover above three of the most important positions on the roster.