The Boise State defense hopes to improve on mistakes that were made last fall. This spring the defense was short on numbers with Chase Hatada and Durrant Miles both out which allowed the younger classmen to receive more reps this spring.
Prior to Spring Camp Coach Harsin added Chad Kauha'aha'a to coach the defensive line and to beef up the defense with Defensive Coordinator Andy Avalos. One goal of this spring was to improve the pass rush and with several defenders out there was plenty of extra reps to dial up some change.
“We were a little light at the d-line this spring. One thing to note right up front is the mental toughness had to improve because of the number of reps and obviously being able to play at that position when you're tired and be effective is a big deal and those guys got a lot of work at that,” said Defensive Coordinator Andy Avalos.