Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: Who gets the fry bath?

Presented by BACON BOISE. Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Kent State may be an underdog to Wyoming and its typically-tough defense today in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, but the Golden Flashes offense is well, flashy. KSU, the MAC runnerup this year, is eighth in the nation in total offense at 483 yards per game. The…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Last mention of the sponsor

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Monday, December 20, 2021. Props to the Idaho Statesman for its editorial on the ills of Barstool Sports. And bad on me for not knowing more about the sponsor of the Arizona Bowl. All I really knew of Barstool was some of its ridiculous and inflammatory tweets. I hadn’t taken…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Not enough room for everybody

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Friday, December 17, 2021. Andrew Van Buren has an extra COVID year of NCAA eligibility available to him, but the math doesn’t really work for him to use it at Boise State. Van Buren was No. 3 on the Broncos depth chart all season behind George Holani and Cyrus Habibi-Likio.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Could it have gone any better?

Presented by BACON BOISE. Thursday, December 16, 2021. There are new hammer-carriers and flag-bearers at Boise State.  Lots of them.  One by one, the commitments came in beginning in June, and the Broncos’ 2022 recruiting class climbed the rankings. Despite attempts to whisk many of them elsewhere, there were 22 signees Wednesday on early signing day. Boise…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Big push from Armus

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Mladen Armus led by example Tuesday night, scoring 17 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in Boise State’s 72-60 win over Santa Clara in ExtraMile Arena. Armus played really hard and was unstoppable in the paint, and that was the difference as the visitors wore down…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Advantage, Broncos

Presented by PEASLEY TRANSFER & STORAGE. Tuesday, December 14, 2021. It’s hard to believe, but the Boise State Broncos haven’t played the Santa Clara Broncos in 32 years. The two sets of Broncos will finally meet again tonight in ExtraMile Arena in what I liken to a conference game. Santa Clara is an upper echelon…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos win the foul-fest

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Monday, December 13, 2021. Maybe Prairie View A&M’s foul frenzy was a strategy—if you keep hacking a team that can’t shoot free throws, you keep those guys off the scoreboard. But 40 personal fouls? That produced 52 Boise State free throws, three short of the school record, and the Broncos…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Defending Justin Wilcox

Presented by BACON BOISE. Friday, December 10, 2021. Oregon is all over the board in its search for a coach to replace Mario Cristobal. The Ducks have already interviewed BYU’s Kalani Sitake and have been granted permission to talk to Cal’s Justin Wilcox and UCLA’s Chip Kelly (their former coach). If you read the message…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Whatever King Khalil thinks is right

Presented by PEASLEY TRANSFER & STORAGE. Thursday, December 9, 2021. Boise State star Khalil Shakir apparently had heard enough from well-meaning folks suggesting he skip the Arizona Bowl to preserve himself for the NFL Draft. He answered with an “I’m Playing.” tweet Tuesday night, and just like that, he had hundreds of likes. A couple…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The debate over eyeballs

Presented by BACON BOISE. Wednesday, December 8, 2021. There are two camps heading into the Arizona Bowl between Boise State and Central Michigan on New Year’s Eve. One can’t believe this has happened—the Broncos being relegated to a game that isn’t even going to be shown on TV. The other sees this as an intriguing…MORE