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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.
Dec 3 - 4:31 PM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols was named second-team All-Mountain West.

That McNichols made an all-conference team is of no surprise. More of a surprise, the fact that he wasn't named a first-teamer. In 12 regular-season games, the 5-foot-9, 205-pounder has rushed for 1,663 yards (5.6 YPC) and 23 touchdowns. The collective opposition held him to under 100 yards rushing just three times and held him out of the end zone all of once (congrats, Utah State!). The two first-team backs to come out of the conference were San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey (1,908 yards, 15 touchdowns) and Wyoming's Brian Hill (1,674 yards, 21 touchdowns), so it isn't exactly like McNichols lost out to a pair of scrubs.
Nov 29 - 5:27 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
Nov 28 - 11:29 AM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Friday's loss to Air Force.

Fantasy owners might be cursing the heavens right now, as McNichols turned in just his third game of the season with fewer than 100 yards rushing in Friday's defeat. Prior to this contest, he had not been held under the century mark since October 7. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior closes out his regular-season work having rushed for 1,663 yards and 23 touchdowns in helping Boise State to a 10-2 record.
Nov 25 - 7:16 PM

Boise State junior WR Cedrick Wilson caught four passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 27-20 loss to Air Force.

Wilson and fellow wideout Thomas Sperbeck combined to catch nine passes for 316 yards. Those were the only nine completions for quarterback Brett Rypien. Wilson posted a monster stat-line even with his quarterback's inefficiencies. A large chunk of that yardage total came via a 75-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter, one in which Wilson showed impeccable balance and body control to dive into the end zone without stepping out of bounds. In 12 games this season, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound junior has worked his way to a 66-874-13 receiving line.
Nov 25 - 7:08 PM

Boise State sophomore QB Brett Rypien threw for 316 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 27-20 loss to Air Force.

Air Force's win -- the Falcons' third straight over Boise State -- handed the Mountain Division to Wyoming. The Cowboys will take on San Diego State for the Mountain West Championship. As for Boise State, this marks a disappointing regular-season finish for a team that had darkhorse Playoff aspirations when the campaign began. A midseason loss to Wyoming shattered those dreams. As for this Black Friday showdown between Air Force and BSU, Rypien started out in horrible enough fashion, misfiring on each of his first nine pass attempts. He would connect on several deep throws late in the game, most notably on a 75-yard touchdown pass to Cedrick Wilson, but Boise State was stuffed on a late fourth-down attempt at the goal line that would have tied up the contest at 27-all.
Nov 25 - 7:01 PM

Boise State redshirt junior LB Joe Martarano suffered a fractured left fibula in Friday's win over UNLV.

"We’ll get him back," said HC Bryan Harsin. "I don’t know when, we won’t have him probably the rest of the season." Matarano was waylaid by the broken bone in the first quarter of last Friday's win over the Running Rebels. The 6-foot-3, 238-pound redshirt junior finishes his regular-season campaign having recorded 25 tackles and a forced fumble. Consider him unlikely -- though not a for-certain scratch -- for bowl action this winter.
Nov 22 - 5:07 PM

Boise State senior LB Tanner Vallejo elected for season-ending wrist surgery.

Like a boss, Vallejo actually played with a broken wrist for several games prior to finally deciding last week that surgery was his best option. "He played with it, but you couldn’t do much with it," said HC Bryan Harsin. "It was one of those decisions where it’s time for him. I think he did everything he could possibly do this season under those conditions." At the very least, the 6-foot-1, 226-pound senior will miss Black Friday's regular-season finale against Air Force. He shouldn't automatically be considered a no-go for Boise State's yet-to-be-determined bowl, as a month off from playing football can do wonders for a recovery. Should he have played his last game with the Broncos, though, he closes out his collegiate career having recorded 275 tackles (35.0 for loss), 5.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles.
Nov 22 - 3:52 PM

Boise State sophomore QB Brett Rypien completed 10-of-20 passes for 109 yards in Friday's 42-25 win over UNLV.

Rypien came into Friday's contest hot, having thrown for seven touchdown passes in his last two games. And then silence. In a game where Jeremy McNichols rushed for 206 yards, Rypien's passing prowess simply wasn't needed much, here. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound sophomore will try to wrap up the regular season with slightly more aerial vigor when the Broncos take on Air Force next Friday.
Nov 19 - 12:36 AM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols was sensational in Friday's 42-25 win over UNLV, rushing for 206 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries.

Beautiful performance by McNichols, who showed off his typical blend of speed, power and vision on his way to averaging 6.6 YPC. He spaced out his touchdowns evenly, scoring in every quarter. The first three came on relatively short runs. He would add a lovely 31-yard scoring dash in the fourth quarter, one in which he exercised patience in following his blocks up the middle before slicing toward the left sideline on his way to the end zone. Like fellow Mountain West back Donnel Pumphrey, McNichols is unlikely to see a trip to Heisman proceedings, but as with Pumphrey, his statistical output is more than worthy of consideration. Through 11 games, the 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior has rushed for 1,575 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has already surpassed both his yardage and touchdown totals from a year ago.
Nov 19 - 12:30 AM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 52-16 thumping of Hawaii.

McNichols notched a 36-yard scoring run with 8:52 remaining in the first quarter, then looped back around to score from five yards out in the second quarter. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound star averaged 9.5 YPC with a long run of 38 yards in the breezy win. McNichols has surpassed 140 yards rushing in each of his last five games. He has scored at least two touchdowns in three consecutive contests. Overall, the junior has rushed for 1,369 yards and 18 touchdowns through 10 games. With just two games remaining on the regular season schedule, a 2,000-yard rushing campaign looks just slightly out of reach.
Nov 13 - 11:28 AM

Boise State junior WR Cedrick Wilson caught seven passes for 141 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 52-16 drubbing of Hawaii.

Wilson was held out of the end zone in the first half, but Hawaii finally caved in the third quarter, allowing the 6-foot-3, 183-pound junior to come home on a 35-yard scoring grab in the opening minutes after halftime. That boosted Boise State to a 42-3 advantage. Wilson's 141 receiving yards in the contest represented his second highest tally of the 2016 campaign. Overall, he is working to a 44-827-9 receiving line over the course of nine games played.
Nov 13 - 11:19 AM

Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in the school's 45-31 win over San Jose State.

McNichols has rushed for over 115 yards in all but two games this season, including performances of 208 and 217 yards. McNichols also has 16 touchdowns on the season. With three games left, McNichols should produce a career year.
Nov 5 - 10:40 AM

Boise State junior WR Cedrick Wilson caught six passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 45-31 win over San Jose State.

Both of Wilson's touchdowns were products of skills after the catch. A first was on a 15-yard tunnel screen, where he juked a defender in the open field. The second was a 36-yard score, and Wilson made a corner miss along the sideline before exploding to cross the pylon. Wilson has 686 yards and eight touchdowns to his name this season.
Nov 5 - 10:20 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that it's "presently a 50/50 proposition" as to whether or not Boise State junior RB Jeremy McNichols enters the draft.

"McNichols consistently picks up big chunks of yardage every time he touches the ball (more than 5-yards per carry the past two seasons) and runs hard on the inside while showing the ability to create yardage and make defenders miss," Pauline wrote. McNichols posted 143 yards rushing and a pair of scores on 18 carries in the loss to Wyoming on Saturday. Pauline grades him as a third-rounder.
Oct 31 - 6:47 PM


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