Monday, April 29, 2013

Boise State One of 15 Schools To Send A Player to the NFL's First Three Rounds in Seven of Eight Years

Jamar Taylor was the 52nd Boise State player to be chosen in the NFL Draft and the fifth Bronco to be taken in the second round.  Boise State has had eight players chosen in the first three rounds since 2006 (an average of one per year) and has had a player taken in one of the first three rounds every year since 2012 except one (2009).

Boise State is one of 15 schools in the nation that has been a consistent provider of NFL talent in that time.  Those 15 schools have sent a player to the NFL in one of the first three rounds in seven of the last eight years.  

Here is that list:
Auburn (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Boise State (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
California (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Clemson (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Florida (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Florida State (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Georgia (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Iowa (2006, 2007 ,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
LSU (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Notre Dame (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Ohio State (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Oklahoma (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Penn State (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Texas (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
USC (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

D.J. Harper Signs with San Francisco

D.J. Harper, one of the most talented running backs in Boise State history, signed a free agent contract to play for the San Francisco 49'ers of the National Football League.  

Harper ran for 1,137 yards and 15 touchdowns last season and 2,779 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career.  He accumulated his yards and scores against teams like Virginia, Georgia and Michigan State.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Greg Gaines Commits to Boise State

According to several sources, defensive tackle Greg Gaines (6-1, 297) from La Habra High School in California has given his verbal to Boise State.  Gaines is the fourth Bronco in the 2014 class.

Gaines has been following the Broncos since their 2007 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma, and recently visited the Boise State campus for Junior Day and the annual Spring Game.  He runs the 40 in 5.25 and has a 28.4-inch vertical.

Gaines chose Boise State over offers from Colorado and Nevada and interest from Arizona, California and Northwestern.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Miami Selects Taylor

Well, this should motivate JT, with so many cornerbacks taken ahead of him.  Miami got a steal with their pick of Jamar in the second round.

Second Round of NFL Draft Half Over and no Taylor

Jamar Taylor still hasn't heard his name called in the 2013 NFL Draft.  Unbelievable.

Boise State and Oklahoma State Ink Two-Game Deal

In a major coup for Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle, the Broncos and Oklahoma State have agreed to a home-and-home series in football beginning in 2018.

Boise State will travel to Stillwater on September 15, 2018 while the Cowboys will visit Boise in 2021.  

"We're excited about the opportunity to bring Oklahoma State to Bronco Stadium," Boise State Director of Athletics Mark Coyle said. "Boise State has proven it will play high-level competition, but our goal is to continue to schedule home-and-home series, so Bronco Nation has the opportunity to see these games in Boise."

The Broncos have also recently announced home-and-home series with Virginia (2015 and 2017) and Florida State (2019 and 2020) of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Connecticut (2014 and 2018) of the American Athletic Conference.

Boise State has a 2-0 record against Big 12 Conference teams with both wins coming in the postseason.  The Broncos  defeated Iowa State 34-16 in the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl, and knocked off Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime at the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

No Jamar Taylor Yet

Despite nearly every "Mock Draft" indicating Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor would be chosen in the first round of the Nimwhit Football League, the round came and went yesterday without anyone choosing the talented Taylor.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ESPN Will Televise Three Bronco Friday Games

Boise State's Friday schedule just got a lot clearer.

ESPN will televise all three of Boise State's Friday football games this year.  The Broncos will host Air Force September 13 at 6 P.M.) while road games against Fresno State (September 20 at 7 P.M.) and BYU (October 25 at 6 P.M.) will also be shown on ESPN.

Kickoff times and broadcasts for the remainder of the Boise State schedule have yet to be finalized.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ajayi Powers Offense To 28-19 Win in Spring Game

Behind the running of Jay Ajayi and a later scamper for a score by quarterback Joe Southwick, the Boise State offense downed the defense 28-19 last night in Bronco Stadium before 9,146 fans who braved a cold swirling wind.

With 3:50 remaining, the Bronco offense had a fourth-and-goal.  A stop would have given the defense a 22-19 lead, but Southwick ran it in to seal the victory.  

Ajayi gained 69 yards on 11 carries and scored a touchdown, while Southwick was 12-20 for 82 yards with a 22-yard scoring toss to tight end Jake Hardee.  Aaron Burks had a breakout game with seven receptions for 50 yards.

Cornerback Donte Deayon was the star of the defense with a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown.  Tyler Horn also scored three points for the defense with an interception, while ends Demarcus Lawrence and Beau Martin each had a sack and tackle Deuce Mataele forced a fumble.

Boise State is coming off an 11-2 season which culminated in a struggle to beat unranked Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Boise State Football Schedule

Everything's set but the times (perhaps the most important information!)

2013-2014 SCHEDULE
DateOpponent / EventLocationTime / Result
08/31/13at Washington TVSeattle, Wash.TBA
09/07/13vs. Tennessee-MartinBoise, IdahoTBA
09/13/13vs. Air ForceBoise, IdahoTBA
09/20/13at Fresno StateFresno, Calif.TBA
09/28/13vs. Southern MissBoise, IdahoTBA
10/12/13at Utah State *Logan, UtahTBA
10/19/13vs. Nevada *Boise, IdahoTBA
10/25/13at BYUProvo, Utah6:00 p.m. MT
11/02/13at Colorado State *Fort Collins, Colo.TBA
11/16/13vs. WyomingBoise, IdahoTBA
11/23/13at San Diego State *San Diego, Calif.TBA
11/30/13vs. New MexicoBoise, IdahoTB

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jalen Green Says He's A Bronco

Jalen Green, Boise State's top priority at quarterback in this year's recruiting race. has given a verbal commitment to the school, Blue Football Through and Through has learned.

Green, a 6-3, 194-pound prospect from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California is rated by Scout as the #34 quarterback in the nation, which means to Boise State fans that he is probably the best quarterback in the country, as Scout time and time again has underrated Boise State players. 

Green was named Mission League MVP following his sophomore year, when he passed for 1,368 yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for 698 more with seven scores.  Green led his team to the California Division II state championship last fall, compiling 3600 yards of total offense.  Green threw for 2,500 yards and 26 TD's and ran for 1,100 with nine touchdowns.

 Green had interest from Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA before signing with Chris Petersen's Broncos.

Welcome to Boise, Jalen!