Today marks another huge day in the growth of the Boise State football program with the announcement that the coordinators have been selected. Between Yates and Sanford, Boise can boast one the smartest and most talented coaching staffs in the country.
Yates is a defensive genius, he builds great defensive secondaries, and will most certainly shore up the issues we had the past two years defending the pass. Having spoken with players who were recruited by and played under Yates, I know he is an exciting coach, an excellent recruiter, and one who can find an "OKG" and get the most out of him. We can be confident that he can take the young talent on the team and turn it into a high profile defense. We can also be confident that he will bring in the higher end recruits that we have missed on or seen de-commit, and will retain those throughout the recruiting process.
Sanford is listed as one of the bright young minds in the college game. He has served as a recruiting coordinator and offensive position coach at several large institutions, and with his success at Stanford, we can expect great things out of him. Between Sanford and Harsin, I would imagine we will be in store for a lot more creativity on the offensive side of the ball and excellent development of our players and recruitment. As much as we wanted to put the blame on coach Prince for this team's production, much of it falls back to Pete, and I think we have a lot to be excited about with the "new blood" in the offensive seat.
With so much talk about what has been lost, I think it is time to take a look at the changes that have been made and get excited about what has been gained. There is no doubt that the "mastermind" label was deserved by coach Peterson. But his replacement may take the program to new heights. Bronco Nation cannot become complacent and accepting of 8-4 seasons. These coordinators have the talent and wisdom to take the program to a new level. I, for one, am extremely excited about the hires and think we will all be grinning about the team success on and off the field next year.
A Pac 12 offense, an SEC defense. That is quite the product to put on the field.