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Boise State football begins spring practice in a brand new way

Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 18:40:22-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos will hold their first spring practice of the 2020 season and in a brand new twist the public will be able to attend the practice and meet with players on the blue after it ends.

“For fans that want to see how we put everything together, how we teach tackling, how we teach ball security this is their chance," said head coach Bryan Harsin. “I enjoy having the fans out on the blue, I enjoy people being around our guys especially this time of year when we don’t have a game.”

The Broncos have sophomore quarterback Hank Bachmeier completely healthy heading into spring and he will have a nice compliment of receivers, however Harsin did tell us the offensive line is a work in progress.

But that is what spring football is all about as the Broncos look to build a foundation heading into 2020 and seven game home schedule which includes Florida State.

Several other Broncos are using spring to recover from injuries including quarterback Chase Cord who will not participate this season because of a shoulder and a knee injury.

Some of the new recruits have already arrived on campus, but many more will join the team this fall and Boise State still has six scholarships available.

Getting back to allowing the fans to connect with the team, Coach Harsin believes the community bond the team shares with the City of Boise helps him recruit players.

"We can sell living in Boise, Idaho to our parents and players," said Harsin. "At the end of the week when they are in my office they tell me they met somebody that was so nice, they talk so highly of this program and that might be the thing that seals the deal."

Practice begins at 7:00 p.m. the doors open to Albertsons Stadium at 6:30, the event is free for the public.