Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: Most difficult to replace?

SCOTT SLANT: Most difficult to replace?

Presented by BACON BOISE. Friday, January 7, 2022. This one wasn’t because the guy didn’t do a good job, nor was it because he was so good that he was scooped by a larger program. “I’m stepping away to be a dad,” said Jeron Johnson when he announced Thursday he was leaving his position as…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: New Group of 5 leader

SCOTT SLANT: New Group of 5 leader

Presented by BIG BUN DRIVE-IN. Thursday, January 6, 2022. I don’t think it’s too early to declare the Mountain West the new Group of 5 flagbearer—even before Cincinnati, UCF and Houston leave the American Athletic Conference for the Big 12. The MW was vastly improved this season from top to (almost) bottom. While there really…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Stock rising, if they can play

SCOTT SLANT: Stock rising, if they can play

Presented by BACON BOISE. Wednesday, January 5, 2022. ESPN’s Jay Bilas takes his first stab at the 2022 NCAA Tournament field, ranking his top 68 in The Bilas Index, Volume I. And he has five Mountain West teams on his list. They range from No. 22 Colorado State to No. 67 Boise State, and those…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Kellen Moore and his crazy calendar

SCOTT SLANT: Kellen Moore and his crazy calendar

Presented by BIG BUN DRIVE-IN. Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Don’t expect Kellen Moore to have time to go out for lunch this week. The NFL flexed the Dallas regular season finale at Philadelphia from Sunday afternoon to Saturday night. And sometime between now and then, the Cowboys offensive coordinator is expected to interview via Zoom…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: And…Bhonapha is back

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Monday, January 3, 2022. When Winston Venable stepped down as Boise State running backs coach last Thursday, many placed the return of Keith Bhonapha in the “wishful thinking” category. But that was the plan all along, as Bhonapha officially signed on with the Broncos on New Year’s Eve. He was in…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Some final glowing numbers

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Thursday, December 30, 2021. It’s hard to stomach the fact that the Boise State careers of guys like Khalil Shakir, Riley Whimpey and Kekaula Kaniho are done. Nevertheless, we shut the book now on their career stats. Shakir finished with 208 catches for 2,878 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing 71…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Defense digs in again

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Fresno State and Boise State, the two best defensive teams in non-conference play in the Mountain West, faced off in ExtraMile Arena Tuesday night, and shots were at a premium. The Broncos trailed the Bulldogs 17-16 with seven minutes left in the first half and had…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: ‘Cursed when it comes to bowl season’

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Tuesday, December 28, 2021. As quickly as the omicron COVID variant is spreading across the country, it was accelerated when Boise State players returned from a brief Christmas with their families. And so there will be no Arizona Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Barstool or no Barstool, what a slap in…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Bowl season insanity

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Monday, December 27, 2021. This will be an interesting week in Bronco land as the Arizona Bowl approaches Friday. First, did holiday flights affect Boise State’s plans to gather for drills leading into the game against Central Michigan in Tucson? There were almost 1,000 flights canceled Christmas Day, and more…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Degenhart’s Spokane homecoming

Presented by BACON BOISE. Wednesday, December 22, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN MONDAY.) Okay, we’re putting the pressure on Tyson Degenhart tonight. The Boise State true freshman is 12 games into his college career—six games in as a starter—and we’re already hyping a homecoming. Degenhart, who was just named Mountain West Freshman of the Week…MORE