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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 8-16-12


Boise State at No. 23 in Sports Illustrated's preseason Top 25

If you read one thing today, make it SI's superb preview piece on the Broncos. Along with stories, profiles, numbers, and more, the preview article also contains quotes from Chris Petersen. Quotes like this one:

We can't concentrate on Michigan State until we have ourselves figured out. That's always been the process.

I just want to ride around in his pocket all day and listen to the things he says. (HT: Kazzy)

Does Boise State not realize I would pay $25.00 to see Saturday's scrimmage?

Apparently not.

Camp report

D.J. Harper made an inhuman, one-armed, behind-his-body catch in red zone work, and DE Sam Ukwuachu and Jamar Taylor each had an INT. Meanwhile, Trevor Harman thinks the kickers are doing awesome, so that's something you can either choose to believe or not.

Is this a Boise State quote or what?

From new defensive end Beau Martin:

"The thing I'm most excited about is I learn so much each day," he said. "We get so much done in our meetings that I walk away at night really feeling like I'm getting a little better. And if I can do that every day, then I think I'm getting closer to where I need to be."

Happy belated birthdays

I am nowhere near as good at morning links as Nick, and included in my failure as a linker is my omission of birthdays for the past week and a half. So here's some catchup: Happy belated birthday grindhouse, reflectivity, and inkforareason. Feliz cumpleanos, Kyle Sosnowski. And I'm one day late on this one, too: Happy birthday, Drew Roberts. May all your birthday wishes already have come true.