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Team: Boise State Broncos
Age / DOB:  (39) / 11/1/1976

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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

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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

Arkansas State football coach Bryan Harsin and Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviewed for the Boise State head coaching job on Monday, according to the Idaho Statesman.

Chris Peterson, who bolted for Washington, may be replaced by the end of the week, according to the report. Harsin was a Broncos quarterback between 1995-99 and served as Petersen's offensive coordinator at BSU from 2006 to 2010. Koetter went 26-10 as the Broncos' head coach between 1998-2000.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:35:00 PM