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Boise State eyes key players for upcoming season

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 20:39:42-04

The Broncos have reached the halfway point of spring ball and lots of questions still remain. 

Last season, Bronco Nation watched the Brett Rypien and Thomas Sperbeck show on offense which is something Boise State hopes will continue this fall.

Sperbeck was BSU's weapon as the wide receiver last year and will continue down that path with the new season approaching.

Sperbeck hauled in eight touchdowns and played in all of the thirteen games. Despite the impressive season, stats and accolades don’t concern Sperbeck.

Sperbeck's focus is to get the best out of camp and see his other teammates get better.

“I think it was the kind of offense scheme we had and it just goes along with our kind of wide receiver room.  We want to produce and stick to our three keys,” Sperbeck said.

Coach Harsin is looking at Sperbeck’s leadership but hasn't ruled out other possibilities for the season.

“We want to be explosive. Our expectations at that position are really high.  As far as depth, and rotating guys in there, we need to have that.  You’re going to have to give Thomas and Chaz breaks at some point and get some other guys in there," Coach Bryan Harsin said.

“Young guys are picking up the offense really well and they're fitting in perfectly there’s not a big drop off between the ones and twos,” Sperbeck explained.

On the defensive side, the Bronco’s say goodbye to Donte Deayon and Darian Thompson.  Sophomore corner Tyler Horton understands he has big shoes to fill to keep the tradition going with himself and the other corners.

“Having them set the tone you just got to come be yourself, that’s the only thing I really can try to do.  I just try to ask some guys for advice and see what they can tell me and bring that to my craft.”

The team will be back to work tomorrow and will have the team's first scrimmage this Saturday at 5:00 pm.