Broncos lose offensive lineman; watch Ian's Vikings debut; Kirby Moore's tough start

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Boise State sophomore offensive lineman Cory Yriarte likely will miss the entire season with a knee injury, coach Chris Petersen said Saturday.

Yriarte was injured in Thursday’s scrimmage.

Yriarte was competing for a starting job at guard and the backup spot at center.

“He was in the mix,” Petersen said. “He’s definitely one of the top players. That’s a bummer.”

Yriarte started three games last season — one at center and two at guard. He provided flexibility because he could play all three inside positions.

Junior Kevin Sapien, junior Will Lawrence, freshman Brenel Myers and freshman Joe Kellogg are among the players competing at guard. Freshman Bronson Durrant is the backup center.

Yriarte is the only Bronco injured seriously so far in camp, Petersen said. Safety Jeron Johnson gave the Broncos a scare when he went down in pain during the scrimmage but he is fine, Petersen said.

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Freshman wide receiver Aaron Burks, fresh off a strong scrimmage performance, outjumped cornerback Jerrell Gavins along the sideline to grab freshman quarterback Joe Southwick’s pass to provide the highlight of Saturday morning's practice. Burks took off for a 50-yard score.

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Former Boise State tailback Ian Johnson had a strong debut with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. He carried nine times for 50 yards and had a 9-yard reception. The Vikings posted highlights of Johnson's night on their Web site.

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Former Boise State tight end Chris O’Neill has a tryout with the Vikings on Sunday. O’Neill was converted to linebacker and then cut by the Oakland Raiders.

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As first days go, Kirby Moore’s was pretty awful.

Moore, a true freshman wide receiver from Prosser, Wash., and brother of starting quarterback Kellen Moore, arrived in Boise on a Sunday in June.

He participated in his first player-run practice the next day. And while running a route, he broke a foot bone.

The next day, a surgeon placed a screw in the foot.

And nearly two weeks into his first fall camp, he still hasn’t been cleared for contact. That's expected to change soon.

“(The coaches) have really talked to me about how playing college football, not everything is going to go right,” Moore said. “It’s all about adversity and how you take it.”

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Get well and strong, Cory, you have two years to shine!

And then KIRBY!

Feel like some version of DEM BONES is appropriate...

I'm loving the Ian Johnson footage! It's like watching a giant slalom REALLY FAST. I think he has a place on that team. He adapts super well and reads the defense excellently.

It was a lot of fun to watch. He's still making us proud!

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He'll never make the cut because...

...They don't run the statue of liberty. Plus, he runs like a 5.1 40.

He is ooooolllllddddd news.

Wow

Talk about hating instead of debating. Sounds like last years L still stings. Face is ducks, you lost at home to us the first time around. It doesnt matter if you beat us on the 3rd. We beat you at home first.....ahh ha ha.

you'll never make the cut

He ran a 4.46

http://www.milehighreport.com/2009/3/24/805908/rb-ian-johnson-boise-st

Oregon JC?

Hey BDuck, did you know that the University of Oregon was established as a two year school in 1876? That kind of means that we share the same heritage. Oh, nevermind. Oregon JC never won a national title in football like BJC did.

Then there would be some hope for TVCC...

but for the fact the football was discontinued there in 1975.

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wha?

bjc won a national championship? when was this?

1980

JC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP I believe it was against Western Kentucky!

NC

BJC won the National JC Title in 1958 against Tyler, Texas. Boise State won the Division I-AA National Title in 1980. Boise State again played in the National Title game for Div I-AA in 1984, but lost to Youngstown State.

SO

looks like the D-1 NC is the only one left!

Yes!

And it would be interesting to know which college has reached that lofty goal the quickest after becoming Div I-A or Bowl Subdivision College. Any body know that one?

NONE

Most of the now D-1 teams BCS teams started D-1 and I'm pretty sure only BSU has won both a JC and 1-AA championship.

1994

I'm sorry, The other National Title game was in 1994 not 84. Then BSU became a Div I-A school in football in 1996.

Stop it...

BDuck brother you gotta stop drinkin the hateraide. Ian is a great team mate, and a solid football player. He did so much for Boise State, and I hope he gets to do the same for the Vikings. If you need to dis a person like Ian, you got more problems than being a condescending ducks fan. Shame on you. GO BRONCOS !!!

Great team mate and solid

Great team mate and solid football player-just like Zabransky was and what is he doing right now? He was so solid of a football player he didnt get drafted. He wont make the Vikings. They already have 2 great running backs in AP and Chester Taylor. Taylor plays on 3rd down so there goes his shot at being the 3rd down back and he's too small to play on special teams. He was a good college player-just like Eric Crouch, Danny Wurffel, Scott Frost and Ryan Leaf. Sorry Ian, if you want to play pro ball it'll be either in Canada or in the UFL.

Looks like less than 38 this year

Just what the manure producers needed, to lose a lineman! Last year they had to depend solely on Moore's arm because their feeble line and excuse for running backs(especially Ian Johnson, what a tool he turned out to be) were woefully overmatched and dominated.

Luckily for the turd makers, Oregon's backers didn't figure out the play action until late. Won't be the same this year. A speedy, experienced group will be all over Moore's unbalanced attack this year, forcing at least 3 picks, one of which WT3 will be taking to the outhouse.

Meanwhile the 5 turds on the bjc line will have their hands tied all day long with the fearsome Oregon front four. I see less on the ground, air and overall as the beatdown on the pee is all Ducks 31-9.

You bjc fans are so fired up. It's gonna be crash and burn again. I see another WAC bowl loss preceding the rapid decent into mediocrity, ultimately ending with the first WAC team to drop it's D1 status and retreat back to NAIA or even juco status again.

It's a rough life billies.

ttfn

.

Goo

um

Not so sure. Is kELLEN mOORE a great QB? I am not so sure playing against weak WAC oppenents. Wow Oregon the toughfest game of the year. Moore lost a couple of his star players that made his arm work for him last year. This year he will be forcing a lot more of his passes.. Until they start playing tougher teams they don't deserve squat. Case in point the smack talking about the bowl game against TCU last year. And what happend there. I think BSU is overated and never going to get any real recognition until they move into a conference that at least 3 or more teams are legit contenders. I see Nevada wining the WAC this year followed by Fresno,USU,and then BSU.

Hey Ute

Obviously you are a Ute fan and have no reason to be talking smack to BSU fans, there is only one team in your conference who has beat BSU and that's TCU not your team. So step back and relax, yes you had a good win over Alabama but there's no way you can be proud of that Fiesta Bowl win over a lack luster 8-4 Pitt team. Pitt should've never played in that game, obviously only there because they won their conference, what a JOKE!!!!!!

beat down??

why do all you Oregon and Utah fans show such fear of the Broncos, maybe its because neither of you have ever beaten them? and conference? BSU would have been the champion of the Mountain West from 2003 thru 2007. If your conference was better it would win sometime. BSU has young team, rising, and next year is the one people will remember with wins over BYU VT and Oregon state.

It is what it is...

FEAR in your heart is a terrible thing. Try reading what was submitted by anasasawa again, Boise State wouldn't have you reacting the way you do if you really thought your team(s) could beat the Broncos. There is fear in your postings, you know the truth. All the name calling by other fans ain't going to change it. It will be a good game, but don't fool your self all the blow hard comments are comming out of the duckie's camp- NOT THE BRONCOS.

THIS

coming from a UTE. I think you have much more to worry about this year than BSU does. Utah will finish with at least 3 losses... yeah I know this will be one of those "down years" for you guys.

LET ME

SPELL them out for you so you don't have to post back to me later saying who>
You'll lose to UO at UO.
TCU at TCU
and of course the holy war in BYU.
I think I'm actually being nice with quoting only 3 losses for the Utes.

How

bout quotes for the Oregon group? I predict 4-us of course, Cal next, USC and Civil war (OSU) although with it being that late in the season (Dec. 3rd) injuries might play a big part in that game.

OREGON

will win this year because they out-score teams not because of they're defense. I know this are from last year but considering they lost some studs on D, I think they'll be hard pressed to get better.
National averages from last season.
Total Offense 484 ypg 7th
Total Defense 389 ypg 83rd
Points Per Game 42. 10th
PPG give up 28 119th
Teams passed on UO last year cosidering USC has a new QB I like the ducks chances against SC this year in Autzen.
Cal can run the ball but don't think they have the passing game to hang with UO so I like the ducks in that one.
Civil War, I think will be pretty interesting game but its in Autzen so give the coin flip to UO. Interestingly enough I think other than BSU in Boise Oregon's toughest game this season will be the civil war. They should handle Utah, but the Utes do have like 8 players returning on a D which was pretty good last year.

I agree with you...

...to a point. The D will be better this year. They got a lot of press because of their "experienced secondary" last year. They never lived up to the hype. Linebackers are all studs this year. They will still give up a lot, but be better than last year.

Toughest games this year;
1. USC, doesn't matter who is qb, it's USC
2. Cal, they are always tough. it's always close
3. Boise. Ok, I admit I think it will be a good game. Yes it's in Boise, but honestly
I don't see us losing. That is not just me being me. I think we such a different
team than we we met last year, much stronger on O, and you haven't improved your
running game.

Oregon State is down this year. We'll beat them by 3 TD's easy at home, if not more. Utah lost to much and thay come to Autzen.

The rest of the Pac 10 is like the rest of the WAC to you. Outside of a couple teams we are just to much for them.

I do see Stanford as an ambush game for us one week after USC.

WHERES

my boy Bduck. I need some interesting posts from a duckfan. I gave you some things to think about here should be enough for you.

I don't think

they have let BDuck out of his room in the Institution yet today. Or maybe he had a relapse.

NO

hes playing his nintendo perfecting duck-hunt!

Here's the ORIGINAL Nintendo Duck Hunt, pre-videogames...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaUmcG3iors&NR=1

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Here is your original name

TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

NO, NO, NO!

They call me Speedo but my name is Mister Earl.

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REACT TO ME BDUCK!

put down the controler and spout off some more. I have to work so I rely on opponents fans to keep me awake at work. Your doing a fine job so don't go back to high score on duck-hunt till the 4th when you'll have plenty of time to wallow in your sorrow.

Top 5 Breasons why the Ducks will rule the day...

...
Breason #1. You will not be able to stop our offense. The difference is that last year you didn't stop us either, we stopped ourselves. (4 TO's)

Breason #2. You stll have no running game, but this year Moore doesn't have much of a recieving group. He projects to decent stats but inneffective. Something like 25-38, 298 yards 1 td, 3 int

Breason #3. Walter Thurmond III, the best cover corner in the country. DNP last year (groin). He takes one back for 6 this year. (the difference maker in the game)

Breason #4. Jeremiah Masoli. The QB that plays like a LB. You can only hope to contain him.

Breason #5. Your home field advantage turns out to "look good on paper". We are not Oregon State.

There you have it. I must take back my earlier prediction of 31-9 Ducks. I see it more like 31-30 Ducks. Our Offense shines and our D somehow makes a play to save the day.

ttfn

6. Broasted BDuck...YUM YUM!

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COUNTERPOINT

In all fairness let us continue to break this down.

Counter point #1. BSU Defense has and probably always will be a bend but don't break D very very few big plays against them the ducks will move the ball of course but it will be more a grind it out type. Given your playing in the first game of the season in the road its an almost given 2 TO by the Duck Offense.

Counter Point#2 BSU running game will not get healthy against the Ducks however they're running game has always included the recievers and short quick passes in the flat so overall the run game doesn't get the stats but they still move the ball.

Counter Point#3 Kellen Moore is a very intelligent QB arguably the smartest QB the ducks will play this season. He has an ability to know what the Defense is doing and makes smart decisions accordingly. #ints for Moore in this game would surprise me if its more than 1. Thurmond is going to probably go up against Titus Young and be asked to cover the deep ball against a very fast reciever. BSU didn't have Titus last year for 8 games but he did play and played well so even though BSU had a few deep balls they didn't have Young who is the true deep threat.

Counter Point #4 BSU installed a nickely package last year to counter all the spread offenses in the WAC primarily Nevada and their QB Kapernick BSU handled him very well last year in Nevada, and no Nevada isn't Oregon but they did lead the country in rushing O for most of the year.

Counter Point #5 The blue field is the blue field and BSU is like 61-2 over the last 8 to 10 years at home. It will be an advantage for BSU much like Autzen is for UO. However not as loud the Autzen.

You said in an earlier post that UO defense is going to be better than last year. I'm not so sure about that considering you lost what 4 guys to the NFL you lost Chung and that D-lineman who was the sack guy. I don't think the problem for the Ducks is going to be stopping the run I think it will once again be stopping the passing game. BSU is just a different team at home.
Stay tuned for my prediction I'm still mullin it over like I always do.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck has mostly been bend but don't break as well

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck has mostly been bend but don't break as well

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck has mostly been bend but don't break as well

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck D has mostly been bend but don't break as well

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck D has mostly been bend but don't break as well

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck D has mostly been bend but don't break over the years as well.

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

Good points...

...I agree. The Duck D has mostly been bend but don't break over the years as well.

I'm not sold on Moore being better this season as he doesn't have the weapons he had last year, however, you guys always find playmakers.

Thr blue turf I think is overblown. I know the record is great, but I guess until the Ducks lose there I can't believe they will. They have won in a lot tougher stadiums recently.

WERE THEY REALLY

THAT GOOD?! WEll you do have something small going for you one of those 2 losses came against WSU when they had Leaf at QB.

If the multiple posts last more than 3, stop taking the pill...

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The body snatchers got him I'll bet!

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Looks like they threw him back.

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Neil Young-Ducks Never Sleep

BDuck doesn't. Maybe he went to Dizzyland.

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