Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: 21st century tale of two mid-majors

SCOTT SLANT: 21st century tale of two mid-majors

Presented by BACON. Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The rise of Gonzaga basketball and Boise State football basically began at the same time, in 1999. That’s when the Bulldogs made their first magical run to the Elite Eight, and the Broncos won their first Division I conference championship and bowl game.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The importance of in-person fandom

SCOTT SLANT: The importance of in-person fandom

Presented by BACON. Tuesday, April 6, 2021. I think it’s becoming clear what’s important to Boise State athletic director Jeramiah Dickey. Bodies in the seats. Dickey talks constantly about sellouts in Albertsons Stadium this fall, and he’s helping the process along by bringing back the Blue Collar Pass.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Spreading Shakir’s big-play wealth

SCOTT SLANT: Spreading Shakir’s big-play wealth

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Monday, April 5, 2021. Bill Connelly’s college football feature at ESPN.com at the end of last week was “The most explosive college football players for 2021.”MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Rip-roarin’ recruiting start

SCOTT SLANT: Rip-roarin’ recruiting start

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Friday, April 2, 2021. We had become accustomed to Bryan Harsin’s “Go Broncos” tweets when Boise State would land a new commitment. Andy Avalos introduced “Bleed Blue” Thursday, as in “#BL22DBLUE.”MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Avery Williams flies in the 40

SCOTT SLANT: Avery Williams flies in the 40

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Thursday, April 1, 2021. Avery Williams’ calling card at Boise State was as a kick returner, and he finished his career as a two-time Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Chandler Hutchison 2.0

SCOTT SLANT: Chandler Hutchison 2.0

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Reviews on Chandler Hutchison’s Washington debut Monday night are glowing, and that’s especially notable after what this season was like for him in Chicago.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A second WR wave in 2021?

SCOTT SLANT: A second WR wave in 2021?

Presented by BIG BUN DRIVE-IN. Tuesday, March 30, 2021. We’ve jotted down a lot of Andy Avalos-isms in his 2½ months at Boise State. This is one that stuck with me at the outset of spring football: “No question, we’ll have a six-deep (at wide receiver).”MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Empty at the end

SCOTT SLANT: Empty at the end

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Friday, March 26, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) It was clear-sailing at the start as Boise State built a 15-5 lead Thursday night. But then there were increasing clouds, and the Memphis defensive storm hit.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Memphis makes you miss

SCOTT SLANT: Memphis makes you miss

Presented by BIG BUN DRIVE-IN. Thursday, March 25, 2021. Shot-making—traditional, untraditional, acrobatic, long-range, in the paint—will be at a premium for Boise State in the NIT quarterfinals against Memphis tonight.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Living up to his billing now

SCOTT SLANT: Living up to his billing now

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Leading up to his Boise State debut, which came even later than expected in January, the message was “wait ‘til Devonaire Doutrive joins this team.”MORE

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