Thursday, September 15, 2011

Search Committee Set for New Boise State Athletic Director

Boise State President Bob Kustra has appointed a 14-member search committee to recommend candidates for the vacant athletic director position at Boise State.

The panel consists of football coach Chris Petersen, men's basketball coach Leon Rice, softball coach Erin Thorpe, Gary Fletcher, COO of St. Luke's Health System and a board member of the Boise State University Foundation (who will chair the committee), Kipp Bedard, Vice President of Investor Relations at Micron Technology and an All-American football player at Boise State with a degree in accounting, Jerry Caven, President of Royal Fork Restaurant Corporation and a member of the Bronco Athletic Association Coaches Club, Allen Dykman, a friend of mine who is Owner and President of Dykman Electrical, a wide receiver at Boise State and Foundation Board Member, Joy Kealey, Owner of Chicago Connection and Foundation Board Vice Chair, Bonnie McEuen, Chief Information Officer of Jackson Oil and a member of the Coaches Club, Jon Miller, Chairman of Idaho Power and IDACORP and BAA Board Member, Roger Munger, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of English at Boise State, Stacy Pearson, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Boise State and Boise State alumnus (MPA, 1995), Paul Powell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Petroglyph Energy and BAA Board President and Charlie Wilson, President of Wilson Properties LP, former Foundation Board Member and BAA Board Member.

Search consultant Jed Hughes, a senior partner with the executive search firm Spencer Stuart, will provide oversight and management of the process. 

Tommy Gallarda Signed By Atlanta

One of the many great young men Boise State is fortunate enough to have passed through its ranks is Tommy Gallarda, and I am happy to announce that Tommy has been signed by the Atlanta Falcons to the practice squad.  Atlanta had a unfortunate injury at the tight end position and they have Tommy a call to come to Atlanta.

Congrats Tommy!

Cedric Febis Back With Boise State in Toledo

Very good news for the senior.  For the other two young men who have done nothing wrong, the NCAA is still asking questions but Boise State hopes to get the matter cleared up next week.

The real shame here is that a booster of another team sent information to the NCAA that forced Boise State to not bring Cedric Febis to the Georgia game, obviously a game that would have been a highlight of his career.  It turns out that the booster was incorrect--Boise State in fact did nothing wrong regarding Cedric, his host family did nothing wrong, and he shouldn't have missed the game, his first start of his career. 

What should happen is that the team connected with the booster should have violations for reporting incorrect information about Febis to the NCAA.  But we know that will never happen.  And we don't know if the other two are OK or not but we do know that there was nothing involving Febis that should have led to him missing the game and yet this booster of the other team reported there was.

Toledo Shuffle

This week's Balding Eagles song--fitting since Boz Scaggs will be in concert this Sunday in Boise..

Toledo Shuffle

Kellen Moore Continues To Lead for Davey O'Brien Award

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has 8,323 votes, or 25% so far in fan voting for the Davey O'Brien Award.  If you haven't voted yet, you can do so at:

Make history with Boise State's first award winner...

Boise State Football Season Is Sold Out

The word I get is that all tickets for the 2011 home football season at Boise State are gone.  Of course, with the ridiculous student ticket policy, several will go on sale at the last minute before the game and likely go unsold.  Of course, a new Athletic Director very well could change that policy.

Three Recruits Set To Visit Boise State

According to, three football recruits will visit Boise State and be on the sidelines for the game with Tulsa.  One, Andrew Pint, has already committed to the Broncos.  The other two are highly-regarded safety Reggie Daniels (6-2, 185) from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona and talented defensive tackle Aaron Curry (6-3, 272) from Fossil Ridge High School in Keller, Texas.