Our long Bronco Nation nightmare is over. Boise State’s vacated O-line coaching spot...one that was ridden-as-lightning for a number of years by Scott Huff, has been filled by former All-American and NFL journeyman Brad Bedell. Bedell’s most recent stint was a short one...as he was hired at Lamar University in January as an assistant coach, but last season he was the director of operations and offensive quality control assistant at Baylor (boo) University (hiss). If you’re wondering how he got on Harsin’s rolodex, he was the O-line coach at Arkansas State for Harsin’s one year at the helm in Jonesboro. Further back, he worked under Dan Hawkins at Colorado (his alma mater) and alongside current Bronco coaches like Andy Avalos, Lee Marks, and Jeff Pitman.
Bedell should be able to draw on a wealth of coaching and playing experience as he was an All-American guard during his time in Boulder and then played six years in the NFL for four different teams. The fact that one of those teams was the Browns will not be held against him. Bedell’s coaching philosophy is simple: dominate.
Welcome aboard, Coach Bedell. Coach Huff may have left some lightning laying around that will need riding.