Saturday, August 10, 2013

Two Key Position Battles

Boise State is incredibly deep at nearly every position, but there are two specific position battles I want to point out that will be interesting to watch.  And, they are probably the only two spots on the team that, depending on how the players play this year, could mean the difference between winning a game and losing.

Defensive Tackle:  We don't know when Deuce Matele will return, so that spot is up for grabs.  I think it's between Tyler Horn and Armand Nance.  With Horn being more of a natural end, and reports of how Nance is doing, I give the advantage to the latter.

Placekicker:  Dan Goodale is the known, newcomer Tyler Rausa is the incoming transfer.  The job will go to the guy who is money from inside 30 yards, no misses, no worries, no sweats.  Kicks beyond that are a bonus.

Another position to watch is the linebacker battle between Tyler Grey and Ben Weaver.  Both are solid and the position is in good hands, no matter who starts.  I expect both these talented backers to play quite a bit.

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