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Jeron Johnson, Austin Pettis, Chase Baker, Nate Potter on NFL careers, Boise State football program

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Here is the second in my series of posts based on interviews conducted with former Boise State football players at last week’s Gridiron Social. The first installment was about Quintin Mikell and

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Former Boise State football players Mikell, Colledge sit in NFL limbo

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman I caught up with a bunch of former Boise State football players last week at the Gridiron Social held in conjunction with the Spring Game. I’ll post blogs based on those interviews

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Boise State football spring preview: Position previews, projected starters

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman I previewed the Boise State football team by position throughout spring ball. Here are all of those previews in one file. I’ve made a few updates, but keep in mind that some

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Boise State football Spring Game recap

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Here are some quotes from the Boise State football team’s Spring Game. Below are some notes from the scrimmage (full story in Sunday’s newspaper) and attached are several videos. At the bottom

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Former Boise State football players reconnect at Gridiron Social

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin’s outreach to former players paid dividends Friday with a record turnout for the Gridiron Social, which was held after practice. The 350 former players were allowed

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Boise State football spring preview: Impressive depth at linebacker

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Through the spring, I have previewed each position on the Boise State football team. I’ll wrap it up with special teams on Monday. Today: Linebackers. Previously: Offensive line, quarterbacks, defensive line, tight

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Take a video, photo tour of Boise State’s Bleymaier Football Center

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Media members were given a tour of the Bleymaier Football Center on Thursday. The building that opened last summer between Bronco Stadium and the Boise River houses the football program — from

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Boise State spring football preview: Secondary hopes to spark defensive revival

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Through the spring, I’ll preview each position. Today: Defensive backs. Previously: Offensive line, quarterbacks, defensive line, tight ends, running backs, wide receivers CORNERBACK COMPETITION ROLLS ON The Broncos ranked 88th in the

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Boise State football adds ‘explosive’ receiver in Akilian Butler to 2015 class

The Boise State football team’s recruiting run continues. The Broncos got 2015 verbal commitments from quarterback Brett Rypien on Saturday night, linebacker Kyler Manu early Sunday morning, and on Monday added receiver Akilian Butler. Butler is a 5-foot-10, 181-pound speedster

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Highland linebacker Manu commits to Boise State football’s 2015 class

Kyler Manu, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior linebacker at Pocatello’s Highland High, was on hand for the Broncos’ spring scrimmage Saturday. He committed to the Broncos’ 2015 class just after midnight early Sunday morning. “It has everything I’d want in a

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