Acrey, Tevis, Venable win starting jobs

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Junior Derrell Acrey and sophomore Aaron Tevis have earned the starting linebacker jobs for the Boise State football team, according to the depth chart released this morning for the opener against Oregon.

Also, junior-college transfer Winston Venable beat out sophomore Doug Martin at nickel.

Acrey will start at middle linebacker and be backed up by junior Daron Mackey. Tevis will start on the weak side and be backed up by freshman J.C. Percy.

Sophomore Hunter White, who was the top linebacker in spring ball, is listed as the co-backup at both spots. Freshman Tommy Smith, the sixth linebacker in the competition, is not on the depth chart and is expected to play some end.

Other tidbits from the depth chart, which is available here:

— Junior Kyle Brotzman is listed as the kicker, punter and kickoff specialist. Coaches had hoped someone would beat him out for the punting or kickoff chores.

— True freshman walk-on Chris Roberson has won the long-snapping job. Roberson is from Katy, Texas.

— Martin and wideout Titus Young are the kickoff returners.

— True freshman wide receiver Aaron Burks made the depth chart as the seventh receiver, but he still may redshirt.

The rest of the depth chart is as we have reported during our position-preview series. Here’s our story today about the offensive line.

MMMM....

More cannon fodder.

Yeah, looks like your ducks

Yeah, looks like your ducks got shot down again..

Rival

We have a great rival from Oregon being the Beavs. It's always a clean may the best team win atmosphere.

But the Ducks? I'm learning to hate the Ducks. they talk to much. I can't wait.

Go BRONCOS!

Yeah, Oregon State is more your level

We put up 65 points and 700 yards in Corvallis, so it stands to reason that you would lose 6-3 tie in 2OT to OSU. But you are right, they are a great rival for you. Our little sister vs. the inbred donkeys. You do both have a liking for cowpie!!

You're right

OSU is more Boise State's level, because they've actually been able to beat BSU instead of just running their mouths. That's a level uo has yet to achieve. Maybe next week you can move up a level and join OSU and BSU. And maybe not.

Nice.

Nice.

level?

You are right. I think the mighty beav would make a fine wac member. That OSU team that is at your level gave up 65 points and 694 yards to the Ducks last time they played. Donks are next in line for an azz whuppin.

Here's an idea...

...head on down to the horseshoe saloon, fire up the beta and watch the civil war 2008 followed by the 2008 holiday bowl.

Then, clean up the turd that runs down your leg and have some more moonshine. Don't worry about carting home under the influence, Barney Fife goes to bed at 9.

Football is coming to the largest camode in Idaho. See the Mighty Ducks of the University of Oregon play a preseason warm up against the fightin mules of boise juco.

See all your favorite players, led by soph qb Kellen Moore get taught lesson after lesson about playing major college football.

In a related story, after the game, the horseshoe saloon is havin a hoedown. Dance with all yer cuzins and join in the lip syncing contest to Buck Owens and the Buckaroos.

Rack Me again. Bow to me and my superior intelligence. You too Grandpa.

Weak Sauce

Really, Come on. Just remember, us cuzin lovin, Buck Owens listenin, wiskey drinkin, mule watchin Bronco fans will welcome you, bag and bong toten, bead wearin, sidewalk sleepin, Jesus haten, flower in yer hair, don't get a job eDuck fans with open arms. My tailgate is yours. Your intelligence is sooooo superior that you might be above this level sportmanship, so I understand if you don't make it.

You forget Bob Marley, no undergarments, dreadlocked...

Ridin' in a van with no windows and a pregnant bohemian girl with a mangy dog.

Don't forget always talkin' about life there, their recoveries and they're gonna go back cuz-a this place is a downer.

That's because we don't have that party scene you get 'nostalgic' for...

Goin' up the country, baby don't...

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Ducks vs Chicks (as in young birds)

The Ducks come to the blue turf with, maybe, the best offensive player and best defensive player in the PAC 10. BSU on the other hand will start all of _2_ seniors, albeit very good seniors, not exactly cover material for SI. Win or lose I am sure Pete's "chicks" will play hard. Amazing, it seems like yesterday that we were watching Bedard, Minter, Forsey, and Pokey do their thing on the blue turf. Good luck gang, beat the Ducks or not, this fan will be will be there for your next game, next recruiting class, next expansion :), and the next coach (20 years from now).

The Good, The Bad And The Duckly

"If you're going to kill somebody, shoot first and make speeches later"...my favorite part of the movie.

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O-Line, Gimme A Break

I disagree. When you graduate 4 seniors off the o-line, it isn't going to be the best in the Pac. eDucks will be middle of the road Pac 10 this year.

That remains to be seen.

I believe the seniors moving on were 3 starters and 3 backups..so not only does the overall experience level drop off, the depth drops of as well. Of course there will be questions. And USC has the best O-line in the country this year hands down...it's not even close.

That said, Oregon's been very consistant over the last 10-15 years on the line. With Steve Greatwood being recognized as the top O-line and assistant coach in the nation, us Duck fans can be cautiously optimistic that the play won't drop off THAT much.

Best in the Pac? Not this year. But there are some new faces and it could take a while for them to get adjusted. I don't see the O-line being a problem against BSU's front 7 though. You have even more questions on your D-line.

Being a Bronco fan

I'll tell you this. When it is time for UO and USC to play, no matter what happens on 9/3, I'll be rooting for the guys in green. The big reason that Boise was able to take that Fiesta Bowl over Oklahoma was b/c it had one of the best O-lines ever to walk the blue turf. Good luck to the ducks taking the Pac-10 but you'll have one loss in your OOC which still doesn't take you out of the Rose Bowl if you run the Pac. Sounds like USC will be one hard game though.

I'm a bronco fan, but I'm

I'm a bronco fan, but I'm sick of the talk on both sides. Let's hope for a great game and then you can all talk later. I'm embarrassed for both sides. Thank goodness that none of you are true examples of the people from either city.

How would you know? You're a nom de plume on a website!

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Don't listen to that idiot. You are right!

I agree with you Mapleleaf, and there are a lot of others who do also. That dip can always be found here typing out his space boy mentality.

Nobody listens to a screen of text anyway.

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Banjo Players

Yes its very it appears to me, being a former Oregonian, that the WaterFowl fans that post coments here are from hick town burgs in eastern oregon. Unemployed timber towns where meth is the only profitable export. Or coastal villages were the lack of sun has caused perminant brain damage and near blindness (they actully think the ducks uniforms look good. The lott of them are covered in duck butter eating cheese whiz and pretending that there home team isn't a tallent rich, gutless, poorly coached, group of transplants from So Cal that only care about the NFL. Many of wich play virtual football and try and make box scores from losses seem like victories. There is help. But the first step is up to you. Walk away from the computer. Go for a jog, go on a date, kiss a girl, move out of moms trailer. Find the sun. The truth will set you free.

no boise fan really thinks........

that they are elite.

if you thought that then you have never watched a game.

its simple observation. say whatever you want after this post, however thinking that boise has better players or a better offense or defense is just silly. you can only win on fluke plays.

when you won the fiesta bowl, show me one player on boise that was more impressive or physically superior to the oklahoma counterpart. you won doesnt mean you are better.

1988 the SF 49ers dominated the superbowl, hands down the best team, but they lost 2 games that season. were the teams that beat them necessarily better? of course not.

i have a feeling there will be a lot of people having trouble sleeping in boise the night before the oregon game. it boils down to the thought that "yes we can win, but its going to be hard to beat a much better team" tough to sleep on. some of you more vocal trash talkers will probably be sweating the night before the game, i know i get more tense when i know im wrong. haha, your players suck. watch kyle wilson against nmsu, he looks good, but everyone looks good against the worst team ever. all america nothing, most overrated player i have ever seen. all nothing is what that guy is. all nothing.......

Please learn to put people down effectively.

You start to ramble after a while. I'm not sure the Italians would have surrendered to you in WW II.

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too much wine

next time you are trying to be funny, make it humorous. i know whats funny, and that is not.

I doubt that. I wasn't being funny. No alcohol since 1992 also.

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dux

"when you won the fiesta bowl, show me one player on boise that was more impressive or physically superior to the oklahoma counterpart. you won doesnt mean you are better. "

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/14/a-boise-state-fiesta-bowl-hero-looks-like-a-top-10-nfl-draft-pick/

Not sure this totally refutes your point, but after AP, I'd have wanted Clady next in the NFL draft, from the players who played in that game.

There wasn't one player...

...from the donkeys who was NFL property. Ian who, is cfl bound, qb zabrowski or whatever his name was, where is he, they were the most talented on that bjc team, both 1* recruits and 0* prospects.

4 Days...

...until the beatdown on the pee. Realistically, I predict Ducks 38 Donkeys 17

Tidbits & Factoids

Hello all, miss me????

BJC goes undefeated in '06, beats Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and gets a final ranking of #5 LOL!!!

There is still, to this day, a link on this paper to the 2nd biggest win in bjc history?!!?? Move on.

BJC averaged 1.1 yards per rush in last seasons greatest win in program history, over Oregon

BJC ends season ranked 4 times in this decade (other than '06) all with 0 or 1 loss yet always ranked 15th and lower. Donkeys demand respect!!!

Turdtown proclaims "Hee Haw" theme as unofficial school fight song.

Townsfolk rapidly build shantytown set for their own version of "Gameday" hosted by Grandpa and Minnie Pearl. How-dy!!!!

The Wiggitty wac is the single weakest and embarrASSing football conference in the country. Play somebody, pleeeaaaasssseeee!!

OUT RACK ME ALL THE WAY TO BLUE PEE STADIUM!!!

Can anyone confirm...

...that fresh off of his wild eyed boastful prediction that Boise St. would beat Oregon and go undefeated on a preseason preview show, Kirk Herbstreit was camera phoned with a corn cob pipe hanking from his lips and overheard babbling about Idaho homegrown had him in a "stone groove".

This, if confirmed, would explain the above mentioned wild eyed boastful prediction and give way to the growing fear that the DTM, the Donkey Turd Mafia, an organized crime family has been heavily involved with the Boise State Football program and, what many call the unwarranted high profile publicity.

Sources say that the growth and distribution of a hybrid cowpie weed that reaches its maximum intoxication potential when smoked through a corn cob pipe is at the center of the bribery charges brought by all television networks who include college football as part of their programming.

When asked for comment, all Herbstreit would say is "Goin to a hoedown in Boise baby", obviously still under the influence.

Stay tuned, no pun intended, for details as they arrive.

OUT and RACK MY GREATNESS & COOLNESS OVER AND OVER!!!!!!!

U

talk too much.

And you...

...know nothing, just another cowpie "thinkn he knos foosball".

It must suck building yourselves and season into one game, knowing you are going to lose and badly at that.

Oh well at least hee haw is still in syndication, fire up the corn cob pipe and load another cowpie, its gonna be a long season in turdtown

RACK HIM (I)...

He thinks he's a Sunni Day.

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