Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Boise State Names Eliah Drinkwitz New Offensive Coordinator at Boise State

Eliah Drinkwitz, considered an "up-and-comer" in the coaching ranks, will use that immense talent as the new offensive coordinator at Boise State.  Head coach Bryan Harsin made that announcement in a press conference today in Boise.  Drinkwitz replaces Boise State graduate Mike Sanford, who left to see if he could help Notre Dame.
Drinkwitz will also coach the quarterbacks, and will oversee what is expected to be an exciting battle this spring to replace Grant Hedrick.  Drinkwitz served as co-offensive coordinator with Harsin at Arkansas State, and Harsin was so impressed that he brought Eliah with him to Boise.

Harsin also announced that Kent Riddle, who excels at everything he does, will move from running backs to coach tight ends, the position group that Drinkwitz coached this past season.  Former Bronco star running back Lee Marks was hired to coach that position. 


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Boise State #15 in NCAA History for Wins in a 20-Year Period

Congratulations to Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Nebraska, the only schools in history to have two different periods make the list.  That should be the goal of Boise State--to dominate for such a long time that there are two different Boise State listings.

You will notice that Boise State is ranked in the Top 20 despite not being approved to play major college football until 1996, essentially giving nearly every school in the nation a one-year headstart.

(no overlap)

*Modern Record in Bold

1.    Yale 227-11-8 (1886-1905)
2.    Pennsylvania 224-36-7 (1889-1908)
3.    Nebraska 211-36-1 (1981-2000)
4.    Florida State 204-41-2 (1985-2004)
5.    Harvard 203-27-5 (1886-1905)
6.    Florida 202-52-1 (1990-2009)
6.    Miami of Florida 202-39 (1985-2004)
8.    Princeton 196-17-7 (1884-1903)
9.    Ohio State 195-49-0 (1995-2014)
9.    Alabama 195-33-3 (1961-1980)
11.  BYU 194-59-2 (1977-1996)
11.  Oklahoma 194-38-4 (1971-1990)
11.  Penn State 194-39-2 (1967-1986)
14.  Virginia Tech 192-64 (1993-2012)
15.  Boise State 189-53 (1995-2014)
16.  Texas 188-66-1 (1994-2013)
16.  Tennessee 188-54-5 (1985-2004)
18.  Michigan 187-53-5 (1985-2004)
19.  Oregon 186-66 (1995-2014)
20.  Oklahoma 185-71-1 (1995-2014)
21.  LSU 184-69-1 (1995-2014)
22.  Georgia 182-73 (1995-2014)
23.  Ohio State 179-45-3 (1967-1986)
23.  Nebraska 179-46-5 (1961-1980)
25.  USC 178-40-9 (1962-1981)

Boise State #8 in NCAA History for Wins in a 19-Year Period

Boise State can move up to 4th on this list with 10 wins in 2015.

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*Modern Record in Bold

1.    Yale 218-11-7 (1887-1905)
2.    Pennsylvania 217-30-7 (1890-1908)
3.    Nebraska 202-33-1 (1982-2000)
4.    Florida State 196-39-1 (1987-2005)
5.    Harvard 195-25-4 (1886-1904)
6.    Florida 193-50-1 (1991-2009)
6.    Miami of Florida 193-36 (1985-2003)
8.    Boise State 189-53 (1996-2014)
8.    Princeton 189-19-6 (1888-1906)
10.  Ohio State 186-50-2 (1991-2009)
10.  Oklahoma 186-35-5 (1970-1988)
10.  Penn State 186-37-1 (1968-1986)
13.  Virginia Tech 185-58 (1993-2011)
13.  BYU 185-57-2 (1978-1996)
13.  Alabama 185-31-3 (1961-1979)
16.  Tennessee 181-54-2 (1989-2007)
17.  Oklahoma 180-66 (1996-2014)
18.  Texas 180-61-1 (1994-2012)
19.  Michigan 178-50-5 (1985-2003)
20.  Oregon 177-63 (1996-2014)
20.  LSU 177-65 (1996-2014)
22.  Georgia 176-67 (1996-2014)
23.  Wisconsin 173-74 (1996-2014)
24.  Ohio State 173-42-3 (1968-1986)
25.  USC 167-53-7 (1972-1990)

Boise State #6 All-Time for Wins in an 18-Year Period

With twelve wins this past season, Boise State moved into sixth place in NCAA history for wins in an 18-year period.  The Broncos began their streak in 1997, and since then, have piled up 187 wins.  Boise State is one behind Florida State for the NCAA Modern Record, and can tie the Seminoles with five wins next season.
(no overlap)

*Modern Record in Bold

1.    Yale 209-11-7 (1888-1905)
2.    Pennsylvania 206-30-6 (1890-1907)
3.    Nebraska 192-31-1 (1982-1999)
4.    Harvard 188-23-3 (1886-1903)
4.    Florida State 188-34-1 (1987-2004)
6.    Boise State 187-43-0 (1997-2014)
7.    Miami of Florida 183-34-0 (1986-2003)
8.    Florida 183-48-1 (1992-2009)
9.    Princeton 180-19-5 (1888-1905)
10.  Oklahoma 179-31-4 (1971-1988)
11.  Ohio State 178-46-2 (1992-2009)
12.  Oklahoma 177-58 (1997-2014)
13.  BYU 176-53-2 (1979-1996)
13.  Virginia Tech 176-55-0 (1994-2011)
15.  Penn State 175-37-1 (1969-1986)
16.  Alabama 174-31-3 (1962-1979)
17.  Virginia Tech 173-60 (1996-2013)
18.  Tennessee 172-48-3 (1987-2004)
18.  Texas 172-57-1 (1995-2012)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The 2015 Bronco Recruiting Class

On paper, an amazing class.  Can they live up to potential?

NameVideoPosHtWtHometown (Last School)
Drew BergerVideoLB6-1220Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (Coeur d'Alene High School)
Ladarryl BlairVideoCB5-11180Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff High School)
Akilian ButlerVideoWR5-10180Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite High School)
Raymond FordVideoCB6-0175Los Angeles, Calif. (Junipero Serra High School/Riverside CC)
Marquis HendrixVideoLB6-1225Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic High School)
Tyler HortonVideoCB6-1175Fresno, Calif. (Edison High School)
Darreon JacksonVideoS6-1185Derby, Kan. (Derby High School)
Bryan JeffersonVideoWR6-1190Leesburg, Fla. (Leesburg High School)
Garrett LarsonVideoOL6-5275Fruitland, Idaho (Fruitland High School)
Matt LocherVideoDL6-3250Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos High School)
Kameron MilesVideoS6-2207Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite High School/Texas A&M/Butler CC)
John MolchonVideoOL6-6275Las Vegas, Nev. (Faith Lutheran High School)
Matt PistoneVideoTE6-4230Yuma, Ariz. (Yuma Catholic High School)
Eric QuevedoVideoOL6-5280West Covina, Calif. (West Covina High School)
Donzale RoddieVideoCB5-11175Compton, Calif. (Paramount High School)
Brett RypienVideoQB6-2185Spokane, Wash. (Shadle Park High School)
Raymond SheardVideoRB6-1200Arlington, Texas (Arlington High School)
Evan TylerVideoS6-2180Corona, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt High School)
Riley WhimpeyVideoLB6-2205San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente High School)
Sam WhitneyVideoDL6-3235Folsom, Calif. (Folsom High School)
Damion WrightVideoS6-1185Los Angeles, Calif. (Bishop Mora Salesian High School)

Darreon Jackson Commits to Boise State

We have word that Darreon Jackson (6-2, 185-pound safety) has committed to play at Boise State.  Jackson picked the Broncos over offers from Texas Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, Army, North Texas, Southern Illinois, Tulsa, UTEP and Western Illinois.

Donzale Roddie Commits to Boise State

There are a few other "mystery recruits" for Boise State that will announce their choice today.

Cornerback Donzale Roddie (5-11, 175) from Paramount High School has committed to the Broncos.  Since today is LOI Day, and we will be highlighting the entire class, we won't be able to do a full article on him like we do with the recruits who commit prior to LOI Day.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Matt Locher Commits to Boise State

LOI Day will be here Wednesday, but recruits are still lining up to play for Boise State. 
Matt Locher of Los Alamitos High School in California committed to the Broncos over the weekend.

Locher made 155 stops last season with five sacks. 

Sam Whitney Commits to Boise State

Sam Whitney, a promising, 6-3, 230-pound defensive lineman/linebacker from Folsom High School in California has committed to Boise State and will grayshirt this next year. 
Whitney had 47 tackles and 13 sacks last fall, and his commitment adds yet another talented player to Marcel Yate's defense.  Yates is really building something special.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brett Rypien Named Parade All-American Honorable Mention

Meet the 2015 Parade All-American First Team
QBKyler Murray5-11175Allen (Allen, Texas)Texas A&M
QBTy Storey6-3220Charleston (Charleston, Ark.)Arkansas
QBJake Browning6-2205Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)Washington
RBJacques Patrick6-2230Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.)Florida State
RBMarkell Jones5-11205Columbus East (Columbus, Ind.)Purdue
RBKellen Overstreet6-0190Penney (Hamilton, Mo.)Wyoming
WRJ.J. Arcega-Whiteside6-3210Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.)Stanford
WRTrent Irwin6-2190Hart (Newhall, Calif.)Stanford
OLRichie Petitbon6-4320Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)Alabama
OLTristen Hoge6-5300Highland (Pocatello, Idaho)Notre Dame
OLMartez Ivey6-6270Apopka (Apopka, Fla.)Uncommitted
OLMitch Hyatt6-6270North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)Clemson
OLChuma Edoga6-3275McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)Southern Cal
UTILChristian Kirk5-11195Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)Texas A&M
DLTrent Thompson6-4295Westover (Albany, Ga.)Georgia
DLByron Cowart6-4255Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)Uncommitted
DLAlbert Huggins6-3280Orangeburg-Wilkinson (S.C.)Clemson
DLDaylon Mack6-1330Gladewater (Gladewater, Texas)Uncommitted
LBMalik Jefferson6-2210Poteet (Mesquite, Texas)Texas
LBJustin Hilliard6-2230St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio)Ohio State
LBPorter Gustin6-5240Salem Hills (Salem, Utah)Uncommitted
LBJohn Houston6-3210Serra (Gardena, Calif.)Uncommitted
DBIman Marshall6-1190Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)Uncommitted
DBDerwin James6-2200Haines City (Haines City, Fla.)Florida State
DBA.J. Gray6-2210Washington County (Sandersville, Ga.)Georgia Tech
6-0175Warren Easton (New Orleans, La.)Texas A&M
K/PAustin Seibert5-10195Belleville West (Belleville, Ill.)Oklahoma
QBTucker Israel6-1200Lake Nona (Orlando, Fla.)Clemson
QBBrett Rypien6-2185Shadle Park (Spokane, Wash.)Boise State
QBJoe Burrow6-4210Athens (The Plains, Ohio)Ohio State
QBAlex Malzone6-2200Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)Michigan
QBBrandon Wimbush6-2205St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.)Notre Dame
QBDe’Andre Johnson6-0175First Coast (Jacksonville, Fla.)Florida State
QBWill Hefley6-5205Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.)Tulsa
RBDominick Bragalone5-11210South Williamsport (Pa.)Uncommitted
RBReggie Gallaspy5-11205Southern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.)N.C. State
RBKe’Shawn Vaughn5-11210Pearl Cohn (Nashville, Tenn.)Uncommitted
RBDarrell Henderson5-9190South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)Uncommitted
RBJamarius Henderson5-11215Dale County Chr. (Ozark, Ala.)Uncommitted
RBLarry Scott6-0205Hubbard (Hubbard, Ohio)Michigan State
WRDeondre Farrier6-0195Lake Nona (Orlando, Fla.)East Carolina
WRDamarkus Lodge6-3190Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas)Uncommitted
OLMaea Teuhema6-5340Keller (Keller, Texas)LSU
OLLester Cotton6-4325Central School (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)Alabama
OLDrew Richmond6-5310Memphis Univ. School (Tenn.)Ole Miss
DLD’Andre Walker6-2220Langston Hughes (Fairburn, Ga.)Georgia
DLBreiden Fehoko6-3295Farrington (Honolulu, Hawaii)Texas Tech
DLTim Settle6-3300Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, Va.)Virginia Tech
DLDarian Roseboro6-4265Lincolnton (Lincolnton, N.C.)N.C. State
LBRicky Deberry6-3240Atlee (Mechanicsville, Va.)Oklahoma
LBRoquan Smith6-2205Montezuma (Macon County, Ga.)Uncommitted
LBAsmar Bilal6-3205Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.)Notre Dame
DBHolton Hill6-2185Lamar (Houston, Texas)Uncommitted
DBMinkah Fitzpatrick5-11180St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, N.J.)Alabama
UTILKerryon Johnson6-1200Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.)Auburn
UTILAustin Kafentzis6-1200Jordan (Sandy, Utah)Wisconsin