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Boise State Begins Spring football practice

Posted at 6:56 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 20:56:26-05

Boise State football hit the indoor facility bright and early this morning for their first spring practice. The Broncos are looking to build off of last seasons bowl win against Northern Illinois.

Foth the upcoming season there are three new coaches out on the field with Zak Hill coming from the University of Hawaii to become the new co-offensive coordinator. So far he is impressed with what he sees out of quarterbacks Ryan Finley and Brett Rypien.

“I think we are very fortunate to have a group of quarterbacks that have had some experience, know the offense , and can go out there play fast and direct the offense.” said, Zak Hill co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. 

Finley who went down with a broken ankle against Idaho State last year says it is anyone's job and he hopes that he has the chance to earn his position back but the competition with Brett Rypien will only make him better in the long run.

“You know we are a unit and we look at it as if we're a quarterback unit. We’re just trying to make each other better all the time and just compete at everything.” said quarterback Ryan Finley.

“We are talking when he comes off the field and when i come off the field. What did you see right there. I think we have  a good relationship.” said quarterback Brett Rypien.

Scott Huff who is the Broncos other co-offensive coordinator know his offensive line will be absent of center Marcus Henry who graduated , but says with spring football it will allow new names to be implemented in the trenches.

“I like where we’re at with center it's just a lot, we have got to solidify it and there a lot that goes into it. Just getting the snap to the quarterback, the leadership so we will see.” said co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Scott Huff.

With a limited number of practices Coach Harsin says spring ball is about the team getting the most out of camp and regrouping for this fall.

“The whole goal for spring is to come out of there better than when you started.” said head coach Bryan Harsin.
The Broncos will be back at it Wednesday morning and will practice 14 more times before their spring game on April 9th.