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Per Sports Illustrated, Boise State adds Ashley Ambrose as Secondary Coach

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Per Thayer Evans, of Sports Illustrated, Ashley Ambrose (of Texas State) will become the new secondary coach for the Broncos.

Ambrose was a 12-year NFL veteran with an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 1996. He was a second round pick even though he played in the Southwest Athletic Conference at Mississippi Valley State. During his journeyman NFL career, he had stops with the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints (twice), and the Atlanta Falcons.

Ambrose spent just one season with the Texas State Bobcats—joining their staff after a one-year stint at Idaho...but don't panic—he also coached at Colorado and Cal where he molded several all-conference performers.

During his brief last stay at Texas State, the Bobcats finished ninth (in the Sun Belt) in pass defense, eleventh (last) in pass defense efficiency, and last in interceptions with three (stats here).

In no way is that meant to be an indication of Ambrose's skills, or ability, as a coach. Texas State is still relatively new to the FBS level and, as such, still have troubles keeping coaches, etc., due to turnover (much like Boise State).

There had been outlets reporting that Gerald Alexander would be the new secondary coach for Boise State. So this addition puts that in flux.

Hopefully Ambrose will be able to leave his mark and provide a spark for the Boise State secondary.