Over the weekend, the Vandals held their second scrimmage of the spring, and at first glance, the defense looks to have taken a big step forward. On second glance? Not so much.
"Defense steps up in second scrimmage" blared the headline at the Vandals' athletic website. "Oh no, they didn't" claimed the facts.
ScoringIdaho took comfort in the fact that all the scoring came in short yardage situations, which apparently makes giving up 68 points easier to stomach.
Deonte Jackson 2 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Max Komar 3 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Deonte Jackson 8 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Princeton McCarty 3 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Tino Amancio 22 FG
Princeton McCarty 4 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Tariq Ikharo 5 pass from Nathan Enderle (Tino Amancio kick)
Quin Ashley 9 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Tino Amancio 21 FG
Tino Amancio 44 FG
Tino Amancio 49 FG
Deonte Jackson 5 run (Tino Amancio kick)
Defense steps up in second scrimmage [Govandals.com]
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Several players at the Blue-Orange game on Friday were sporting fancy new threads, courtesy of those fashionistas at Nike.
Johnson failed to address the black piping on the sleeves of the jerseys, so we will address it for him.
“They (Nike) want to test out the fabric, test out the fit with some of the reflector things on it,” Johnson said. “It’s a real tight-fitting jersey … It feels nice … it’s real hard to grab."
"It's hideous," OBNUG said. "The disgusting black arm veins have to go. Who does Nike think we are? Oregon?"If we had our druthers, we would prefer the 2006 unis with a special 1980s throwback some time during the year.
Dailey's blog [Idaho Press-Tribune]
Hal Mumme's case for Public Enemy #1 was written by Drew from the Fight, Fight, BSU blog. Drew's distaste for the New Mexico State head man is powerful, convincing, and well-worded. Enjoy his dissertation.
Whenever a coach "invents" a lame, gimmicky offense and then gives it an even lamer, gimmicky name like "the Pistol", "Wildhawg", or, in Mumme's case "the Air Raid," I automatically think that that coach is...well, lame and gimmicky. But couple that lameness with an undeserved air of importance like the towel-toting Hal Mumme exudes and, well, you have made a case for Public Enemy #1.
Mumme, well-known for running several programs into the ground, believes his own hype that he's some sort of offensive genius, cozies up to other hated head coaches like June Jones, and has the audacity to compare teams that have beaten his teams after the fact. The latter was exactly what Mumme did in '06 after their brutal loss to Hawaii. He said (with nothing to gain) that Hawaii was better than Boise State! Boise State had beaten Hawaii weeks earlier. Then to add insult to insult, Mumme voted for June Jones as WAC coach of the year over eventual NATIONAL coach of the year Chris Petersen.
All these things are enough to make any Bronco fan despise Mumme and glory in the fact that his team was absolutely humiliated by BSU in '07...but Mumme tops it all off by disgustingly wiping his nose constantly on the snot-soaked towel that he drapes across his shoulders and can often be seen running his no-doubt mucous-covered hands through his majestically feathered hair. Mumme, in so doing, achieves the rare double whammy...he offends fan's sensibilities and turns their stomach.
Favorite quote: "Mumme needs bandages" (Marty Tadman's infamous quote after the Broncos drubbed the Aggies on the blue in '07)
For more from Drew, check out his Bronco blog at Fight, Fight, BSU.
This headline sounds like something straight out of the tabloids, but it's true. Mike Atkinson, a defensive tackle from Ontario's Catholic Central High, will joining the team this fall to compete for playing time along the defensive line.
He's big, he's Canadian, and he's coming to Boise. Hide the bagged milk!
The Broncos were initially looking at Tyrone Crawford, an all-star defensive end for Catholic Central. In talking with Ontario talent scout Ron Dias and Catholic Central coach Jalil Khoury, they turned their attention to Mike Atkinson. The six-foot-one, 330-pound tackle was WECSSAA's defensive player of the year and a member of the Windsor Lancers' high school dream team.At 330 pounds, the Boise State coaches are expecting Atkinson to play both defensive tackle positions. However, Atkinson might have bigger aspirations. Fight, Fight, BSU has video evidence of the big fella being a potential weapon in the passing game. Scary, eh?
Atkinson heads to Boise State [Windsor Star]