By Chadd Cripe
All of the individual-game tickets for the Boise State-Oregon game have been sold, Boise State officials said Tuesday.
However, Boise State has held back some season tickets and those remain on sale. The school is approaching 21,500 season tickets (including the Stueckle Sky Club) — which would be a drop of 4 percent from last year.
Individual-game tickets were made available to season-ticket holders first. The Oregon tickets never made it to the general public — and in fact didn't make it to all groups of season-ticket holders — but seats should be available for the rest of the games.
Individual-game tickets for the rest of the home schedule go on sale Sept. 1.
The game won't be an official sellout until the students pick up their 5,000 tickets next week.
Oregon, by the way, got 1,800 tickets for the game.
Boise State football coach Chris Petersen said Tuesday that the Broncos still have not settled on starters at linebacker and on the offensive line.
“We haven’t decided on starting anybody, anywhere at this point,” he said.
Petersen did say he has seen progress in the offensive line, which closed fall camp with Matt Slater and Michael Ames as the tackles, Will Lawrence and Kevin Sapien as the guards and Thomas Byrd as the center.
“We think we’re probably better there, but we’re not sure how much in terms of separating guys,” Petersen said.
At linebacker, Petersen expects to continue the competition for two starting jobs for a while. Linebackers coach Jeff Choate had wanted to settle it last weekend.
“Sometimes when you establish starters certain guys can lose an edge and settle in,” Petersen said. “I think our linebackers had their best practice they’ve had two days ago because they all know it’s very tight.”
Other notes from Petersen’s press conference:
— The Broncos haven’t changed their approach to sophomore Doug Martin. He likely will play at running back only if D.J. Harper or Jeremy Avery gets hurt or is ineffective. Harper and Avery, who didn’t scrimmage last week, have returned to practice, Petersen said.
— The three walk-ons awarded scholarships leave the Broncos with 85 scholarship players, the maximum. That means if no other players leave the program the Broncos will only have four scholarships to give in 2010. They already have five commitments from recruits.
Here's the audio.