BOISE, Idaho--Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates spoke with members of the local media at the weekly press conference this afternoon.
During his time with the media held in the Bronco team room, Yates talked about the play of freshman cornerback Tyler Horton, who started in place of the injured Donte Deayon last Saturday. "He's growing up. He had a couple plays in the run game where he set the edge. That was impressive to see a kid that young, to have an o-lineman heading at him that fast and that big, set the edge."
The Broncos have a Saturday afternoon date at UNLV, which is coached by Tony Sanchez. Sanchez spent six seasons leading Bishop Gorman to a record of 85-5 and six consecutive Nevada 4A championships and a Top 25 national ranking each year. His 2014 Gaels squad went 15-0 and was ranked #1 in the country. Yates attributed UNLV's play this season and the building excitement of the Rebel fan base directly to Sanchez:
"I think it's the new head coach. If you look at him, where he's come from...he was at a high school that was, if not the best in the country, one of the best in the country. He knows how to win."