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SCOTT SLANT: What could or could not have been

SCOTT SLANT: What could or could not have been

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Thursday, April 22, 2021. It’s unfair to bring this up, but I will anyway. Would BYU’s Zach Wilson had been in this same draft position had he not backed out of his commitment to Boise State one week before early signing day in 2017?MORE

SCOTT SLANT: ‘Williams in the 7th’ gains traction

SCOTT SLANT: ‘Williams in the 7th’ gains traction

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A week and a half from the NFL Draft, Avery Williams’ stock seems to be rising as a seventh round pick. The former Boise State star had a virtual visit with the Denver Broncos recently, according to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Harsin, 2,000 miles away

SCOTT SLANT: Harsin, 2,000 miles away

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, April 20, 2021. There’s a much talked about story that was posted online Friday by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger. The headline: “Leaving the House of Boise: How and Why Bryan Harsin is Auburn’s coach.”MORE

SCOTT SLANT: One draft pick or two?

SCOTT SLANT: One draft pick or two?

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Friday, April 16, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) The NFL Combine never happened, and Boise State Pro Day is over. So the countdown is on to the 2021 NFL Draft, 13 days away now.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: An unkind 2021 projection

SCOTT SLANT: An unkind 2021 projection

Presented by BACON. Thursday, April 15, 2021. What year is this, 1999? That was before anyone knew much about Boise State as a Division I football participant nationally, and ESPN’s College Football Power Index for 2021 feels a lot like that, when there were middling expectations.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Two sets of DL starters?

SCOTT SLANT: Two sets of DL starters?

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Wednesday, April 14, 2021. We’ve talked about two waves of wide receivers at Boise State. Well, once upon a time in the Chris Petersen era, Broncos defensive line coach Pete Kwiatkowski would roll out what was almost two sets of starters along the D-line.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The run game report

SCOTT SLANT: The run game report

Presented by BACON. Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The No. 2 position of intrigue at Boise State beyond Bachmeier-Sears is running back. And it seems the Broncos finished spring football the same way they started the shrunken season of 2020: George Holani and the field.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The double-edged sword

SCOTT SLANT: The double-edged sword

Presented by BACON. Monday, April 12, 2021. Offense win fans, and defense wins the Spring Game. That’s how it often goes, and as much as the 5,777 fans who snapped up tickets wanted to see an offensive explosion, the Boise State defense won Saturday’s contest decisively.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: First look at the ‘offensive install’

SCOTT SLANT: First look at the ‘offensive install’

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Friday, April 9, 2021. You wouldn’t think that a Spring Game (which is more of a scrimmage) would reveal much about a team’s new offensive scheme. But coach Andy Avalos says fans can expect to be entertained by the offense the Broncos are plugging in Saturday afternoon on…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Inquiring minds for the Spring Game

SCOTT SLANT: Inquiring minds for the Spring Game

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Thursday, April 8, 2021. Coach Andy Avalos set the table for Boise State’s Spring Game Saturday with a press conference Wednesday. And as curious as everybody is about the Broncos’ quarterback derby, Avalos returns to recurring themes when he talks about Hank Bachmeier and Jack Sears.MORE

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