Bronco Defensive Line Rotation Not Finalized

With two key players just beginning to get repetitions, Boise State defensive line coach Steve Caldwell is looking for eight guys he can count on to perform at a high level on the field this fall.

Boise State defensive line coach Steve Caldwell said today that, with several position battles still going on, his rotation is not set yet.  There are 10 players battling for four spots, with nose tackle Armand Nance practicing in full pads for the first time, and Gabe Perez beginning to come into the fold. 

Caldwell said he wants eight solid guys to emerge that he can feel confident putting in the lineup.  The battle for the defensive tackle spot is especially close, with Elliot HoyteAntoine Turner and Tutulupeatau Mataele all completing for the starting job.

With six seniors in that group of 10, it is important for several youngsters to get solid experience to allow for a seamless transition next year.  Caldwell mentioned Derek Boles, Jabril Frazier  and David Moa as underclassmen who he felt were making great strides.

Caldwell's group has 15 days to prepare for what the University of Washington will bring to town.  Boise State hosts the Huskies in the season opener Friday, September 4 in Albertsons Stadium. 

 


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