Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Boise State Hosts #12 UNLV Wednesday Night

Boise State will host #12 UNLV tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Taco Bell Arena and will be trying for their first Mountain West Conference victory.

The Broncos downed the Rebels 84-69 the last time the two teams met in Boise.  The occasion was the 2004 National Invitation Tournament.  UNLV defeated Boise State 75-72 last year in Las Vegas.

Boise State is 4-6 at home against Top 25 teams, including two in a row, defeating #20 BYU (73-70) in 2007 and #21 Utah State (66-56) in 2009.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Jimmy Lake is New Boise State Defensive Backs Coach

According to numerous sources, Jimmy Lake will be the new defensive backs coach at Boise State.  He has some big shoes to fill with the departure of popular Marcel Yates to Texas A&M.  Yates not only had a strong rapport with his players; he was also one of Boise State's best recruiters because of his connection to student-athletes.
Lake has been a coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL in a similar position. 

Prior to that, Lake was the cornerbacks coach at the University of Washington and he coached DB's at Eastern Washington for four seasons.  Lake is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Washington.