Training twice a day on his own program, Troy Bacon is working as hard as he can to make sure he's ready for the July 6 report date.
"Everybody wants to start, but I'm looking to come in and compete and hopefully start," said the 6'4", 285-pounder who played tackle in high school but could move inside for the Broncos. "There's nothing wrong with a redshirt year, I would be for it. I'm just going to come in and compete."
Bacon was recruited during head coach Chris Petersen's tenure and when he left for Washington, he wanted Bacon to come with him. However, Bacon had other ideas.
"I chose Boise because of the camaraderie within the team and coaches," he said. "I love the city – it's safe for my family – and I love the atmosphere.
"I had the opportunity to go to Washington, but I committed to Boise more for the school and team and all that rather than for a coach. He (Petersen) did have a big impact, but he wasn't everything."
He wasn't able to meet with strength and conditioning coach Jeff Pittman while he was in town for the spring game, so Bacon has improvised with his training program. He's doing weight training in the morning and cardio/agility work in the afternoon in order to keep the bulldozer in shape and primed for a strong fall camp.