Boise State football staffer takes job at La. Tech; NCAA tries to slow down offenses

By Chadd Cripe
© 2014 Idaho Statesman

Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin has lost an assistant before he’s even coached a game with the Broncos.

Blake Baker, the director of player personnel, has accepted a job coaching safeties at Louisiana Tech. Baker retweeted several mentions of him coaching at Louisiana Tech and changed his Twitter profile to reflect his new job. He also posted the following two tweets:

Baker was the safeties coach at Arkansas State last year under Harsin. He took the director of player personnel job at Boise State, which is a non-coaching position dealing primarily with recruiting. Baker was a defensive graduate assistant at Texas from 2010 to 2012, working with Harsin there.

Harsin could promote assistant director of player personnel Antwon Murray to fill Baker’s spot. Murray was the director of player personnel last year at Arkansas State.


The NCAA has proposed two rules changes for 2014. One would allow the replay officials to remove the 15-yard penalty when they overturn a targeting foul (last year, the ejection could be overturned but not the penalty). The other would give the prohibit offenses from snapping the ball in the first 10 seconds of a 40-second play clock, giving the defense a chance to substitute before every play except in the final 2 minutes of halves.

Here is the NCAA release.

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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