EARLY BIRD 2009 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
RELEASED DECEMBER 2008
BOISE STATE BRONCOS
OFFENSE - 6
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 5
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Ian Johnson-RB, Vinny Perretta-WR, Julian Hawkins-WR, Andrew Woodruff-OG, Jon Gott-OG, Bush Hamdan-QB, Jeremy Childs-WR (NFL)
DEFENSE: Sean Bingham-DT, Joe Bozikovich-DT, Steven Reveles-DT, Mike T. Williams-DE, Tim Brady-SLB, Kyle Gingg-WLB, Ellis Powers-S
Quarterback / Secondary

Young QB Kellen Moore is currently playing like a senior, and the offensive numbers should start to explode on the blue turf. The nation's third-ranked pass efficiency defense has three key contributors back.

Defensive Front Seven

The front seven on defense is full of new faces that are still iffy. Outside of LB Derrell Ackrey and All-WAC DE Ryan Winterswyk, the rest are sophomores.

QB Kellen Moore
 
DB Kyle Wilson
 
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2009 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
 
BOISE STATE 2009 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Kellen Moore-So Michael Coughlin-Jr
RB Jeremy Avery-Jr D.J. Harper-Jr / Richie Brockel-Sr (FB)
WR Austin Pettis-Jr ..
WR .. ..
WR Tyler Shoemaker-So ..
TE Tommy Gallarda-Jr Kyle Efaw-So
OT Matt Slater-Jr ..
OG Cory Yriarte-So ..
C Thomas Byrd-So ..
OG Kevin Sapien-Jr ..
OT Nate Potter-So ..
K Kyle Brotzman-Jr ..
 
BOISE STATE 2009 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Ryan Winterswyk-Jr Jarrell Root-So
DT Billy Winn-So ..
DT Chase Baker-So ..
DE Shea McClellin-So Byron Hout-So
SLB Aaron Tevis-So ..
MLB Derrell Acrey-Jr ..
WLB Hunter White-So ..
CB Brandyn Thompson-Jr Jamar Taylor-So
CB Kyle Wilson-Sr ..
S Jeron Johnson-Jr George Iloka-So
S Jason Robinson-Jr ..
P Kyle Brotzman-Jr ..
QUICK ANALYSIS

12/9/08
Like many bigger schools who perform consistently well year-in and year-out, Boise State has earned a birth right in every preseason poll until they demonstrate they don't belong here. Since 1999 the Broncos have yet to finish with anything less than an eight win campaign. In seven of those ten seasons, they have racked up double-digit wins (ten or more). Even during seasons where it appears the Broncos have the personnel cupboard depleted, they return with another fantastic product. Fortunately, that won't be the case for 2009. The WAC's No. 1 rated defense (nation's No. 3 scoring defense) loses a few of its pieces, especially within the front seven. But the secondary returns almost completely intact and young quarterback Kellen Moore will be working behind an experienced group. The offensive line is a great place to start, and these young hogs only gave up an amazing 11 sacks in ‘08. The running game has room for improvement. Johnson is gone, but what remains is still a committee of quality runners with plenty of carries on their resume. Leading receiver Jeremy Childs will help to elevate this passing game for Moore. Moore himself has a great future with plenty of eligibility left. If his improvements continue, Boise State will continue to dominate the WAC, and head coach Chris Petersen will continue to be in high demand for coaching vacancies at bigger schools. Again, the front seven on defense is full of new faces that had to earn their stripes as freshmen part-timers. Outside of LB Derrell Ackrey and All-WAC DE Ryan Winterswyk, the rest will be sophomores. The home opener against Oregon, a team they beat in Eugene last fall, will set the stage for how good this bunch can be. They are more than capable of running the table should they pull out the win over the Ducks. Death, taxes and Boise State’s gridiron success...some things never change.

 

BOISE STATE
2009 SCHEDULE

Sep. 5 Oregon
Sep. 12 at Toledo
Sep. 19 UC Davis
Sep. 26 Miami OH
Oct. 3 at Tulsa
TBA San Jose State
TBA New Mexico State
TBA Idaho
TBA Nevada
TBA at Louisiana Tech
TBA at Hawai'i
TBA at Utah State
TBA at Fresno State