Boise State football players can return to campus for voluntary workouts on June 1

Posted at 4:20 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 18:20:54-04

BOISE, Idaho — The NCAA announced that collegiate football players and basketball players can return to campus for voluntary workouts on June 1.

We joined a Zoom conference call with Coach Harsin and other media members to find out what that means for Boise State football.

"June 1 is not going to be the day that everything gets back to normal, and we just get back into our three lifting groups, and we run," said Harsin. "There is going to be a process, and that's being worked on right now."

2020 has certainly brought its share of challenges. Still, this spring the team converted to online position meetings, the players volunteered in the community and the team set a new benchmark for GPA.

They accomplished that despite not being able to attend class in person, the official numbers have not been released, but the team has a cumulative GPA of over 3.0.

"We are really proud of what we have done academically," said Harsin. "I'm really excited about the guys, just their focus, their discipline and how they take care of their business, so we are looking forward to getting them back and getting to work on football."

The work never ends for Boise State recruiting either this week the Broncos got commits from transfers Taequan Tyler a running back out of Texas and quarterback Jack Sears.

Sears was a prolific high school quarterback in California, he transfers to Boise State from USC, Sears has two years of eligibility left.

At the quarterback position, Boise State returns sophomore Hank Bachmeier and junior Chase Cord, who both played significant snaps last season.

"We've got to figure out that position, and there will be opportunities for those guys once we get back," said Harsin.

As far as what the games will look like this fall remains a mystery, it all depends on what the NCAA decides to do and what happens with the coronavirus.

For now Coach Harsin is preparing to play Georgia Southern on September 5.

"My message is September 5 hasn't changed, that date is still set for us to play," said Harsin.