Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 8-22-12

April 16, 2012; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Nick Patti (8) during the spring game at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

Idaho Statesman previews offensive line

Despite the loss of "starters" from last year, the offensive line definitely is still solid. The loss of Corey Yriarte during summer workouts was not a good thing, but Matt Paradis filling in at center should do the job quite well. Joe Kellogg and Charles Leno are starters with a host of other experienced guys to fill the other two positions.

Press Tribune previews linebackers

J.C. Percy and Tommy Smith have experience but very few starts under their belt. They'll most likely be the starters but the group has some talented, younger guys waiting for their opportunity. It will be interesting to see how this group transforms and develops as the season progresses.

AP picking Boise State to have a down year

Not sure who at the AP wrote the article but all the reasons you'd expect to be present are there. Yes, Kellen Moore needs to be replaced. Yes, a bunch of starters from last year are gone.

Matt Miller gets recognized in the Herbies

Kirk Herbstreit picked Miller as the fifth player in his "Ahead of the curve" category. He also threw in Boise State into his surprise teams category and made a point to point out Chris Petersen.

Belated birthdays plus more birthdays

I really dropped the ball yesterday so I want to apologize to former player and current Detroit Lion Titus Young, current player Michael Frisina and reader PeaDiddy for not mentioning their birthdays yesterday. And for today, readers Dothework and PrfctSpcmn share a birthday

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