The Boise State Broncos held their Fan Fest this afternoon in anticipation of the season opener versus the Ragin Cajuns. Today was the Broncos’ chance to give fans an up close and personal look at the team. It also helped the team see how much they mean to all of the Bronco fans.
The Boise State Broncos took to the field and worked through their drills for roughly 75 minutes as fans had the opportunity to watch the Broncos from the stands. Around two, fans had the opportunity to walk on the famous blue field and get some autographs signed and take pictures with the players and coaches.
"I’m a kid in a candy store right now. I tell you what, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I should jump over the fence and go over there or if I should go over there and take pictures of the coach or the trophies. Man, it’s awesome.” Said Brittan Buhrig, a fan from Vale, Oregon.
The fan fest isn’t just for Bronco Nation. It also gives some of the players a better appreciation of who they’re going to be playing in front of this fall.
"It’s great. We kind of get to thank them back for coming out to support us every single week, so they always thank us for signing. But we say thanks for coming out to support us.” Said Senior Defensive Tackle Elliot Hoyte.
Offensive Line Coach Scott Huff says activities like this not only build morale, it also helps to continue to the word out to the fans that players aren’t just playing for the school, but are playing for the city of Boise.
“It’s been great, obviously, these guys are getting to throw the football around on the turf and meet somebody. Some players have been throwing passes, it’s really cool.” Said Offensive Line Coach Scott Huff.
The fans that attended today received a 2016 schedule poster. The Broncos will continue their practice and the season will kick off in just seven days.