Friday, March 25, 2011

Introducing My New Music Blog

I have two burning passions that have kept me both busy and happy my entire life--Boise State sports and music.  Now, both are fulfilled by blogs!  If you are a fan of music in the rock era, I invite you to check out Inside the Rock Era (I know, I'm working on a catchier title...!)

Broncos High on Garnett

With stars like Denver's Ryan Clady and Super Bowl Champion Green Bay's Daryn Colledge and tackle Nate Potter appearing to be the next (after a pre-season All-America selection), Boise State is establishing quite a track record for developing offensive lineman for the National Football League.

The Broncos of the future want to make room for another--Puyallup, Washington's Joshua Garnett.  Boise State is one of 12 schools who have offered the 6-5, 280 Garnett (USC, California, Stanford, Washington, UCLA, Washington State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska, Auburn and Oregon being the others).  

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Garnett has good footwork, which would seem to fit beautifully in Boise State's high-powered offense.  He also carries a 3.85 G.P.A., another thing Coach Chris Petersen and his Boise State staff looks at.  I saw one highlight in which Garnett blocks his man 15 yards downfield before flattening him.

Catch this star of the future in this video:

Connor Crane Draws Boise State's Offer

Boise State has reached deep into the heart of Texas many times before, and they are hoping to do so once again.  According to numerous sources, Boise State has offered receiver Connor Crane of Denton Guyer a scholarship.

The Broncos will have to lure Crane away from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech and Wake Forest, others who have already offered the talented receiver.

Crane (6-4, 185) runs a 4.5 40 and is expected to be Guyer's top target this fall. Crane has speed enough to outrun some of Texas's top defensive backs and runs a crisp route.  Last year, Crane had 35 receptions of 854 yards (24.4 avg.) and 11 touchdowns in helping his team to the 5A Division II state championship game.

Here is what you can expect from Crane:

Broncos Open WAC Softball Season With 13-0 Win over Nevada

Boise State became the 26th team in NCAA history to score 12 runs in an inning as the Broncos raced past the startled Nevada Wolf Pack today in Boise.  It was the Western Athletic Conference softball opener for both teams.

Boise State (16-10) scored in the first with a walk, a hit and two Pack errors.  That 1-0 lead held up through 3 1/2 innings until the Blue Thundercloud burst from above.  Junior Allie Crump started off the historic inning with a ground ball that resulted in a wide throw by the Nevada shortstop.  Freshman Devon Bridges blasted her fifth home run of the year inside the left-field foul pole.  The Broncos went on to get five more hits--two from Kelly Sweeney and drew five walks to put up the "12 spot" in the inning.  Freshman Mackenzie Whyte closed out the inning with a three-run double, as the final 10 runs of the inning came with two out.

Aubray Zell shut down the Nevada offense, scattering three hits and a walk over four innings to extend her scoreless innings streak to 34.  Lela Work, the national leader in saves, then came in to close out the game in the fifth to preserve Boise State's eighth shutout of the year.  Zell is now 6-1 on the year while Mallary Darby, Nevada's top pitcher, is now 9-11. 

The Broncos and Pack meet again Saturday for a doubleheader with games scheduled for 1 and 3 p.m. at Mountain Cove Field.

Five Broncos Chosen for All-America Team

For the first time in school history, five Boise State football players have been chosen for a preseason All-America team. has released their preseason team and five Broncos are on the list, more than any other team.  Tackle Nate Potter was selected to be on the First Team, quarterback Kellen Moore and defensive tackle Billy Winn were on the second squad and center Thomas Byrd and defensive end Shea McClellin are Third Team members.  Running back Doug Martin was chosen as "Honorable Mention".

Boise State is in the midst of spring drills and will open the 2011 season in the Georgia Dome against Georgia.

FB Lineups Page Now Complete Through 1975

The tabbed page "FB Lineups" is already the most complete source for past Boise State starting lineups anywhere in print or on the internet (I've already checked hundreds of times.).  It is now complete back to 1975.  In the next few months, this site will be the best place to find out how many years Rick Woods started, who was the center in 1971, who was the quarterback in 1960 and how many yards Fred Goode rushed for in 1976.

Bookmark the site, become a "Follower of Blue Through and Through" and come back anytime!