Coach Harsin comments on spring practice

Posted at 8:15 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 22:15:36-04

The Broncos are in the final stretch of spring football which means practices have been turned up a notch for the team.

The younger players look to climb up the depth chart before fall camp begins in August.

The team had their longest practice on Monday, with tons of football awareness to go over.  Brett Rypien will be a junior this year and is poised to another solid season.  The Junior QB will have several new receivers to throw to this fall and Coach Harsin says his new targets are slowly settling in.

“Brett’s trying to protect his craft and get better at it as where we need to be.  Spring, Summer and fall it’s really going to take all that time to get that timing it’s going to take more time,” said, Head Coach Bryan Harsin.

It’s been a challenge at the offensive line as the team not only said goodbye to Coach Scott Huff moving on to Washington but also lost three All-Mountain West selections to graduation.  Coach Harsin feels his new Offensive Line Coach Brad Bedell has been a match made in Heaven to pick up the slack.

“Coach Bedell showed up and the day he showed up he was coaching.  I’m happy for Coach Huff and we loved him and we would love to have him here.  You know what it was the next opportunity and this was a perfect fit for us,” said, Harsin.

Injuries have hampered the Broncos this spring and no timetable has been given on some.  A handful didn’t take part in the first two weeks of work.

“They want to be involved we are not going to get them out there and get them hit or do any of those types of things but we are getting some back,” said, Harsin.

Harsin was also asked who could be this year Boise State captains.  He listed several players like cornerback Tyler Horton, quarterback Brett Rypien, and Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch to just name a few.

The Broncos Pro day will be Thursday.  Former players will workout in front of scouts.  Giants safety and Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi are supposed to be in attendance.