Another heart breaking loss for Leon Rice's guys. They had built a 12 point lead right after halftime but went on a 9+ minute scoring drought in the second half. They were able to keep it close though and had a chance at a game winning 3 as time expired, but the shot from Thomas Bropleh would not fall. This marks the 7th straight loss and the 6th in conference play.
Rick Neuheisel congratulates Coach Pete on his success which is always a little awkward coming from a fired coach. Neuheisel then proceeds to ask him if he was expecting a call from Oregon if Chip Kelly had left. Coach Pete answers is predictably.
It's great to have Avalos back at Boise State. There were rumors that he'd been hired, but nothing official until he was announced during Coach Pete's press conference yesterday along with some more coaching news. Bob Gregory will continue to coach linebackers and will also add nickels to his responsibility. Tight ends coach Scott Huff will also coach special teams now. You can listen to Coach Petersen's full signing day press conference here.