Boise State fall camp opens today with veterans and newcomers separated for the first three days. True freshman and transfers will, first and foremost, learn how to practice. Now to nuts and bolts. My first impression of Boise State’s 2017 defense: it’s going to be better than many think. Look at what has happened at linebacker, for example. The Broncos lost Ben Weaver, Joe Martarano and Darren Lee off last year’s team. That’s 567 career tackles (plus five interceptions).
The Mountain West Media Summit begins tomorrow in Las Vegas (the word “summit” makes us feel really important). This is where the Boise State program first reaches the crossroads that characterize the 2017 season. The release of the conference preseason poll tomorrow morning will be a starting point. Are there still enough believers in the Bronco train that has been rolling since just before the turn of the century?
The name Ashley Ambrose should carry a little more weight now in the Boise State defensive backs room—and on the recruiting trial. Ambrose, the Broncos’ cornerbacks coach, already had a pedigree as a 13-year NFL veteran. That definitely gets players’ attention. Now, he’s on the National Football Foundation’s 2018 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. Ambrose is one of 98 players and 31 coaches from the non-FBS ranks to be nominated.
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