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Team: Boise State Broncos
Age / DOB:  (41) / 11/1/1976

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Boise State and Florida State have formally agreed to a two-game series for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Initial word of a 2019 showdown between the Broncos and Seminoles broke on Tuesday. Turns out, it will be a home-and-home affair -- of sorts -- rather than a simple one-off. Now, it's not a straight home-and-home series, as the initial contest will be played in Jacksonville, rather than Tallahassee, on Aug. 31. Call it a quasi-home game. Boise State will only be allotted 2,500 tickets to sell for the contest. The Broncos will be turning in straight-up hosting duties in Boise for the Sept. 19, 2020 rematch. The teams have yet to get acquainted on the football field, but we expect these to be fun matchups. May 16 - 3:20 PM
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Boise State and Florida State have agreed to a matchup to open the 2019 season

Per McMurphy, the Broncos and Seminoles will kick off the season in high style when they square off in Jacksonville come August 31, 2019. While we don't know exactly how the two rosters will look in a little over a year's time -- Boise State, in particular, is going to be installing a number of new key pieces on offense -- these are both coaching staffs we trust to put on a fun game. This matchup will represent the first time the storied Seminoles and ever-frisky Broncos have faced off on the gridiron.
May 15 - 5:00 PM

Boise State AD Curt Apsey indicated that he does not believe HC Bryan Harsin will be taking the open head-coaching position at Minnesota.

Current Minnesota AD Mark Coyle hired Harsin at Boise State in 2013 during his tenure with the Broncos. Despite that obvious connection, Apsey is outwardly unconcerned, saying, "What I can tell you about coach Harsin is he is interested in being the coach at Boise State and that’s where his focus is. He is, without a doubt, 100 percent focused on getting his staff and his team prepared for 2017." We have yet to see Harsin's name seriously linked to Minnesota. It was reported back in December that he did interview with Oregon after the Ducks fired HC Mark Helfrich, but that job ultimately went to USF HC Willie Taggart.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 08:08:00 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Oregon has interviewed Boise State HC Bryan Harsin and South Florida HC Willie Taggart for their open head-coaching position.

Oregon parted ways with HC Mark Helfrich this past week. While McMurphy relays that Harsin and Taggart have both received interviews for the vacant position, USA Today has also floated Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck as a potential candidate, here. The Ducks finished the 2016 season with a 4-8 record.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 04:31:00 PM

With reports stating head coach Mark Helfrich might be out at Oregon, USA Today cites sources saying Boise State's Bryan Harsin and WMU's P.J. Fleck as possible candidates.

The list can certainly expand. It is no certainty Helfrich will lose his job, as he is meeting with Oregon decision makers later this week, but the communication has not been promising.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Boise State president Bob Kustra said that the Big 12 is no longer considering the Broncos for expansion.

Expect reports like this to roll in periodically over the next few weeks as the Big 12 narrows its expansion field down to either four or two schools. In a statement, Kustra explained that "the conversations didn’t get far enough to spark a deep analysis on what the partnership could have meant to either Boise State or the Big 12." He wished the conference luck in its expansion quest. ESPN's Brett McMurphy and Jake Trotter are reporting that Air Force, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Houston, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Temple, Tulane, UCF, UConn and USF are all still in the running, here.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 02:11:00 PM

Speaking at Mountain West Media Days, Boise State HC Bryan Harsin indicated that he does not put stock in the high preseason predictions for the Broncos.

"Hopefully we’re undefeated," Harsin said. "I hope everything you guys [in the media] say happens. But it doesn’t mean anything right now because we haven’t done anything." In the Mountain West media's preseason poll, Boise State was predicted to win the Mountain Division by 27 of 29 writers. Air Force siphoned off the two remaining first-place ballots, with San Diego State earning all 29 first-place votes to win the West Division. The Broncos showed flashes of beauty last season, but fell victim to several puzzling losses on their way to a 9-4 finish. The team is not dancing around the disappointment, with senior LB Ben Weaver saying, "The chip on our shoulder has increased tremendously, especially losing two games at home. It wasn’t our standard last year, and we all know that."
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Boise State (8-4) will play Northern Illinois (8-5) in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 23.

The Broncos and Huskies are scheduled for a 4:30 PM EST kickoff in San Diego, with Boise State installed as the early eight-point favorite. HC Bryan Harsin's blue turf boys have a trio of high-upside offensive players in freshman QB Brett Rypien, sophomore RB Jeremy McNichols and junior WR Thomas Sperbeck. Unfortunately for NIU, injuries forced third-stringer Tommy Fiedler into action in Friday's blowout loss to Bowling Green in the MAC title game. They'll need a big game from junior RB Joel Bouagnon, who's rushed for 1,269 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin said that the team's short week following their loss to New Meixco is "probably best for [the Broncos]."

Boise State entered Saturday's showdown as a 30-point favorite over New Mexico. They left with a 31-24 loss which included a slew of turnovers. HC Harsin indicated that the short week should help them to turn their focus away from the embarrassing defeat. The Broncos host Air Force on Friday before closing out the season with a road game against San Jose State on November 27. Harsin's squad currently sits at 7-3 overall, with losses to BYU, Utah State and New Mexico.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Boise State DC Marcel Yates indicated that Saturday's defensive performances around the country sickened him.

Said Yates of his Saturday viewing experience, "I'm getting sick watching all the points being scored on good defenses." Something tells us he might have made the mistake of flipping over to TCU's wild 55-52 win over Texas Tech. Or maybe UCLA's throttling of Arizona. Or Utah's complete disintegration of Oregon. And on and on and on. After Friday's impressive 54-14 road win over Virginia, Yates probably has a decent leg to stand on here. The Broncos have allowed more than 16 points just once through four games and the 35 BYU put up several weeks ago required freshman QB Tanner Mangum to hit on multiple Hail Mary's. Boise State hosts Hawaii on Saturday.
Source: Chadd Cripe
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin indicated that he doesn't want his team to focus on a potential berth in the CFB Playoff.

"It's not that the playoff isn't a goal. But if we take care of the other stuff and the process is right in the end, we'll let things shake out the way they shake out," said HC Harsin. The Bronco defense dominated Washington in last Friday's win as the team moved up from 23rd to 20th in the AP poll. They play BYU on Saturday as three-point road favorites, while the toughest games remaining on the schedule after that would likely be road contests against Virginia (September 25) and Colorado State (October 10). Harsin added that "it's going to take a little bit of luck to have an opportunity to be in those [Playoff] games, but I think that goes for every team."
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin said that Friday's season-opener against former HC Chris Petersen will be "emotional."

"[Petersen's return is] the storyline. It’s hard to get away from it," said Harsin. Senior Broncos safety Darian Thompson echoed those sentiments, predicting that Friday's contest would "be exciting for both sides." The Broncos enter the season ranked 23rd in the country. They've stumbled in previous high profile season-openers, but if they can beat a Huskies squad that they should beat, there are few hurdles in their way to a potential undefeated season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Boise State has agreed to pay a negotiated exit fee of $2.3 million to the American Athletic Conference.

The lawsuit began when the Broncos reneged on joining the Big East Conference in 2012. The school was unhappy that the conference hadn't secured more western teams and a better television package. The AAC had been seeking $5 million in exit fees.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Boise State and the American Athletic Conference are scheduled for mediation in June over a settlement for exit fees.

Boise State’s decision not to join the conference resulted in lawsuits on both sides. BSU sued the conference in April 2013, claiming damages. The AAC filed a countersuit in May 2013, claiming the school owed $5 million in exit fees as part of the "membership expansion agreement" signed by the two parties. "I'm hopeful that we can put this to bed," Boise State President Bob Kustra said. "... There wouldn’t be a mediation if the two parties didn’t agree we were closer."
Thu, May 22, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin has accepted the same position with Boise State.

Arkansas State is really producing a pipeline of college coaches. Harsin spent time on Boise State's staff from 2001-2010 and then moved on to Texas, then Arkansas State. He is an offensive minded coach. Chris Petersen recently accepted the job at Washington.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:14:00 AM