It’s finally Boise’s favorite season once again. We don’t mean Spring, Fall, Summer or Winter. We mean football season! The Boise State Broncos began fall camp today, officially kicking off the beginning of what looks to be a promising year.
The team wrapped up last year with a 9-4 record and was invited to play in the Mountain West Conference Championship. You know what they say, the past is history, the future's a mystery, but the present is a gift. The team says there is no time like the present to build up the hunger they had last season.
The main objective of fall camp? Get the most out of training as possible, because as the players put it: no position is safe. Everyone will have to earn the rights to their positions by putting in the work and proving themselves out on the blue turf.
“You always have to keep that in mind that it’s open competition-nobody has a spot locked down. Brett Rypien doesn't have a spot locked down, anybody. That’s what Boise State is all about. You’ve got to get out there and earn what you get. We’ve all been recruited to play division one football for a reason, so obviously, we all have talent. All we gotta do is step into those roles; the next man up mentality.” said Senior Cornerback Jonathan Moxey.
The Broncos will be missing some key components in the Secondary after the loss of both Darian Thompson and Donte Deayon to the NFL. The team will need some young corners to step up and make their own mark on Bronco history.
“Plays are going to get made, and we have to realize that since they are gone plays still have to get made. It’s not just going to happen. Somebody has to go out there and do it but if we do it as a unit then it’s better for the whole team.” said Moxey.
This year the Broncos said goodbye to seven seniors on the defensive line, which gives six talented freshmen the chance to get some playing time this fall.
“A lot of people have been chomping at the bit to get their shot.They’re playing behind a lot of really good players that we’ve lost from before and just kind of learning from them and rising to the occasion.” Said Senior Defensive End Sam McCaskill
The double duty for Boise State’s Fall Camp will continue tomorrow as veteran players will take to the field in the morning and the newcomers will join select players in the afternoon.
Looking at the big picture, the college football preseason coaches poll has been released. That’s the good news. The bad news? Boise State was not ranked in the poll, but it did receive votes in the coach’s poll. If the poll was extended the Broncos would be tied with Utah for 28th. It is worth noting that Boise State was one spot ahead of Washington State. They face the Cougars for their home opener. The Cougars received 47 votes.