Bryan Harsin was formally introduced as the new head football coach of Boise State’s Broncos Friday. The 37-year-old has a long history with the Broncos. He was a quarterback for the team in the late 1990s and was then an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010. Harsin was also an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Peterson from 2006 to 2010.
“It feels great to be home,” Harsin told the crowd at a press conference Friday. “It’s truly a privilege and an honor to stand here before you today as the next head coach of Boise State.”
Update 9:55 a.m.: Boise State has hired a 37-year-old former assistant to be its next head coach. Bryan Harsin will leave Arkansas State to be the next Bronco head coach.
Harsin is a Boise native who was a BSU quarterback in the late 1990s. He then served as an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010. Harsin was an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Petersen from 2006 to 2010.
“Iron Mike” Webster was one of the most revered and beloved Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. The Hall of Fame center was a tough, hardworking and disciplined player who gave everything he had to football.
But after retiring from the NFL in 1990, he suffered a severe decline in both physical and mental health. When he died 12 years later at age 50, his body made one of its most significant contributions to the sport, and to the fellow players he loved.
It’s easy to hear the pride in Randy Jewett’s voice when he talks about his school’s football heritage. He stands in Camas County High School in Fairfield, and points to class pictures that line the main hallway. He says in the 1970s, the Mushers were regulars in the state championship.
A southern Idaho recreational football league is banning girls from play, even though league rules specify that girls should be included.
The Times-News reports Gooding Recreation District Director Kent Seifert recently told youth football coach Smokey Legarreta to remove two girls from his team after Legarreta allowed them to join despite the local ban. Seifert declined to comment on the ban.
One of the girls is Legarreta's stepdaughter. He says both cried when he told them they couldn't play on the fifth-grade team anymore.
Boise State’s football team will hold its annual spring scrimmage on its famous blue turf Saturday. Nearly 7,000 miles away in Japan, the Hosei University football team will also play a spring game. But the schools have more in common than just that. The Broncos and the Tomahawks have an unusual football relationship that’s rooted in the two schools’ academic partnership.
Boise State has once again announced a home game with an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference. ACC member Florida State will play the Broncos in a series scheduled to start in six years. Today’s announcement comes a week after Boise State announced a series with Virginia.
Boise State Wednesday released the details of its new contract with the Mountain West Conference. Last year the Boise State football team left the conference to join the Big East and the university put its other sports in the Big West. Since then, the Big East has lost several teams.
Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 8:03 am
‘Tis the season for college football fanatics to consult their travel agents. That’s because four Northwest teams received bowl game invites Sunday night.
The Oregon Ducks (11-1) are headed to the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix. They’ll play the Kansas State Wildcats (11-1) on January 3rd in a showdown of football teams that were until recently both in contention for the national championship.
Construction has wrapped up on the new, permanent seating at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium. Crews spent parts of the spring and summer constructing the new bleachers on the stadium’s north and south end zones. The $3 million upgrade will add 3,500 seats total, and expand the stadium’s capacity to 37,000.
Max Corbet is an assistant athletic director at BSU. He says the project has changed the feel of the stadium.
The Boise State football team has again been picked to win the Mountain West Conference. Media members selected the Broncos as the preseason favorites during the conference’s annual media days that kicked off Tuesday morning in Las Vegas. This is the final year the Broncos will play in the Mountain West before leaving for the Big East. It’s the fifth straight year Boise State has been picked to finish first.
In two years, the college football postseason will be getting an overhaul. The Bowl Championship Series will disappear in favor of a small playoff. The change is expected to benefit Boise State, and could also affect the school's planned moved to the Big East Conference.
On Tuesday, college presidents approved a set of rules that will mean four teams - instead of two - will get a chance to compete for the national championship, starting with the 2014 season.
College football will soon return to Caldwell. College of Idaho officials announced Monday they’ll reinstate a team to begin conference play in the Fall of 2014. The private liberal arts school hopes football will bring it more attention.