The Bronco’s are just under a month away from Mountain West Media Days and we are just over 60 days from when Boise State begin the season on the road at Louisiana. Even with all kinds of summer activities like BBQing and relaxing the team is maintaining their focus on next year.
The Broncos wrapped up the past season with a 9-4 record and a Poinsettia Bowl victory over Northern Illinois. Fast forward to the end of June and it's all about getting better.
"Everyone on the team wants just wants to win no matter what. It's going to take everyone willing to sacrifice whatever they need to do to do that," said, Senior WR Thomas Sperbeck.
The summer time has provided PRPS. What are PRP’'s? they are "player run practices" senior leaders on the team take the reigns and show the young guys the ropes.
"We get the new guys in and catch them up to speed as fast as we can to get them ready to go for fall camp,”said, Senior WLB Ben Weaver.
The practices can be a grind on an individual so to help motivate one another drills involving tug-of-war and other weight training activities have been implemented.
"Summer's a great time because there's so much competition going on and some people may not get the opportunity to show what they really can do and this opportunity in the summer makes that happen and it allows them to actually improve themselves on the team as well," said, Weaver.
At the quarterback position, Ryan Finley transferred in the offseason to NC-State, but it hasn't phased the team, as the future sophomore Brett Rypien continues to show why he will lead the team this fall.
"He has definitely stepped up as a leader and he has been running the whole thing right now. It’s definitely good to see guys just fall naturally into their position,” said, Sperbeck.
The team will take a break from football on July 20th when the team partakes in the Summer Softball Classic at Memorial Stadium.