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Brad Bedell named Broncos new OL Coach

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 19:39:26-05

Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin spoke on Monday after Spring ball practice that he felt he wasn’t in a hurry to replace Scott Huff’s offensive line position.

Well, Harsin waited less than a week as Brad Bedell from Baylor will be the new offensive line coach.

Bedell worked with Coach Harsin at Arkansas State in 2013 at the same position.  The New Coach played college football at Colorado and he earned first-team All-America and All-Big 12 honors in 1999.

He also spent time at the professional ranks playing six full seasons.  He might not have played for the Broncos but has some connections with four members of the coaching staff.

The new offensive line coach had this to say about coming to Boise.

"I already have some of that blue blood running through me, as I've been indoctrinated into the Boise State culture from my time with Coach Harsin, and even back to Coach Hawkins, working with awesome Broncos and men like Coach Harsin, Andy Avalos, Lee Marks and Jeff Pitman," Bedell said. "I want to thank Coach Harsin for this opportunity to be a Bronco, and to be part of an extremely special program that truly combines a great tradition of championship football with a constant push to develop young men as leaders through the game.

"From a coaching standpoint, I truly believe football is won up front by being physical, using great technique and implementing a nasty disposition. Our mentality has to be to go out and dominate the man across from you. If we can do that, just be dirt dogs, guys who bring their lunch pail and hard hat every day, the rest of our guys will be able to do their thing."

Coach Harsin added that having Bedell on staff will fit in perfectly with the style of football that Broncos want and need.

"Having Brad on our staff at Arkansas State, knowing his coaching style and the physical 'own the line of scrimmage' mentality he brings to the offensive line, we are excited to add a coach of his caliber to our staff," Harsin said. "Brad will have an immediate opportunity to be on the field, developing our guys and seeing how they compete and perform every day from the moment he arrives. No doubt he'll be ready to hit the ground running with our offensive line."