Turnovers have been an issue for the Boise State Broncos something the safeties and the defensive backs hope to make a leap this season.
The group combined for just six interceptions and had no fumble recoveries last year.
Thru fall camp several new drills have made its way to the defensive players. The team also has handed out a WWE style Championship Belt giving to the “turnover champion.”
Even though the defense may be young there were several chances for underclassmen to see the field which should only benefit them this fall.
"Everyone wants to compete, that's the game of football. We are out here to play and be the best that we can. We have got a got a good safety group this year,” said, Safety Kekoa Nawahine.
On the offensive side of the ball quarterback, Brett Rypien will have at least one deep threat heading into this fall with Cedrick Wilson who hauled in a team high 11 touchdowns.
Sean Modster and A.J. Richardson will be seeing the field this fall and both of them combined for just 10 catches from last season. Junior receiver A.J. Richardson says he knows the pressure is on his group to step up this fall.
"We are all hungry, we are really excited. Last year they only used three receivers and this year we have eight or nine and we are anxious to get out there,” said, Receiver A.J. Richardson.
With just a week away from the season opener the Broncos released their depth chart prior to Saturday's game against Troy.
It's the first depth chart post fall camp and there aren't too many surprises.
On defense, it's going to be young having just 3 seniors and 6 juniors and the rest are underclassmen.
At the running back position, the Broncos are still ironing who will be the guy that will fill Jeremy McNichols shoes as Alexander Mattison or Ryan Wolpin right now are listed as the number running back.
One other note from the depth chart linebacker, Blake Whitlock will not play this year. He'll have shoulder surgery this Thursday.