Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: It’s baaaaaaack…

SCOTT SLANT: It’s baaaaaaack…

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Friday, September 25, 2020. It was on August 10 that hearts sank throughout the Mountain West, as the conference announced the postponement of the entire fall football season. Spirits went the other direction Thursday night when the league confirmed that there will be a season after all, featuring eight-game slates…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Lotsa left tackles

SCOTT SLANT: Lotsa left tackles

Presented by BBSI. Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Here are the facts. Six of the last seven starting left tackles at Boise State have been drafted into the NFL. And the Broncos have had at least one first-team all-conference offensive lineman for 16 consecutive seasons now. That’s your scene-setter in this week’s voting for Boise State’s…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Denver dominoes for Rypien

SCOTT SLANT: Denver dominoes for Rypien

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, September 22, 2020. At least Brett Rypien has a chance to don an NFL uniform in a regular season game again. Denver’s starting quarterback, Drew Lock, suffered a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder during Sunday’s 26-21 loss in Pittsburgh and will be out two to six weeks.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Gotta be this week…

SCOTT SLANT: Gotta be this week…

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Monday, September 21, 2020. If there’s going to be an October 24 kickoff for Mountain West football, time is of the essence. According to Hawaii athletic director David Matlin in a Sunday Honolulu Star-Advertiser story, Mountain West ADs are “scheduled to meet today and could present a plan to the Board…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Road Warriors, Part III (Utah, 1980)

SCOTT SLANT: Road Warriors, Part III (Utah, 1980)

Presented by BACON. Friday, September 18, 2020. Friday brings my third installment of Road Warriors, chronicling the biggest road wins in Boise State history. Of all the landmark away-game moments in the 52-year history of the program, and there have been quite a few, this was the icebreaker. One of those nights when no one…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance

SCOTT SLANT: So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Thursday, September 17, 2020. The one thing we know about 2020 is: you never know. Stadium’s Brett McMurphy tweeted Wednesday night that, according to sources, the Mountain West is “aggressively exploring” options to play an eight-game fall season, culminating with a December 19 conference championship game. The timeline would allow…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A mulligan for Kellen?

SCOTT SLANT: A mulligan for Kellen?

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Tuesday, September 15, 2020. There doesn’t seem to be as much vitriol out there about Dallas offensive coordinator Kellen Moore as there was during the Cowboys’ low points in 2019. Maybe there’s a realization that the 20-17 loss to the Rams on Sunday Night Football marked the first time Moore and…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Gut-wrenching return for LVE

SCOTT SLANT: Gut-wrenching return for LVE

Presented by BACON. Monday, September 14, 2020. Leighton Vander Esch lasted one quarter before another injury—this one a fractured collarbone—shelved him in Dallas’ first game of the season. Vander Esch headed to the locker room as the second quarter got underway during NFL Sunday Night Football in Los Angeles, and he was declared out for…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Road Warriors, Part II

SCOTT SLANT: Road Warriors, Part II

Presented by MAZ-TECH AUTOMOTIVE. Friday, September 11, 2020. It’s Friday, and time for the second installment of my Road Warriors series marking the best road wins in Boise State history. This one from November, 1974, is noteworthy for a single-game record that has lasted 46 years. Yes, the Broncos’ 56-42 win at Montana clinched a…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Participation trophies for all?

SCOTT SLANT: Participation trophies for all?

Presented by BBSI. Thursday, September 10, 2020. One year ago, it would have been a preposterous idea. In 2020, what the heck. ACC men’s basketball coaches have proposed that every single Division I team should make the 2021 NCAA Tournament. And it’s spurred by none other than Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Nothing would surprise us…MORE

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