By Chadd Cripe
© 2010 Idaho Statesman
The Boise State football program has a new showcase online — boisestatefootball.com.
The website, run by the athletic department, provides easy-to-access information and videos that will allow fans, prospective students and prospective athletes to get to know the program better.
“It’s going to be for anyone,” said coach Chris Petersen, who has been involved in the site’s creation.
The site, launched quietly earlier this month, includes photo galleries and video clips that celebrate the two Fiesta Bowl titles, the Decade of Dominance and the blue turf. It also has video messages and coaching clips featuring each coach, a photo gallery of Broncos in the NFL and downloads like wallpaper.
The site is not cluttered with the latest news on the team. That will still be available at broncosports.com.
Boisestatefootball.com’s home page features a photo illustration of quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive end Ryan Winterswyk and wide receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young.
One of Petersen’s goals was to give football fans around the country an easy way to find information on the university and city.
“Everyone has such a different perspective of what Boise State and Boise, Idaho, are like,” he said.
The site cost less than $5,000 to create, said Brad Larrondo, senior assistant athletic director for promotions and marketing. The athletic department already owns Web addresses for the rest of its sports and could create sites for them, too, Larrondo said. The football site would serve as a template, lowering the cost, he said.
Speaking of websites, we have redesigned our Boise State football website, where you can find all of our stories and blogs on the Broncos. Check it out here and let me know if there's something else you'd like to see.
The Broncos certainly didn’t relax this fall camp. Petersen pushed them hard with long, uptempo practices, grueling in-practice games like tug-of-war, up-downs and gassers when he wasn’t happy and artificial humidity in the indoor facility when the weather cooled for a couple days. Despite all that, the Broncos practiced with good energy and intensity the past two days — the end of fall camp practices.
The Broncos scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, the last practice of camp. School begins Monday.
The Broncos will go through a usual game-day routine Saturday so the scrimmage will begin right at 7:30. Admission is free.
Tailback Drew Wright, a walk-on from Vallivue High, busted a 35-yard touchdown run Friday morning. He was bottled up in the backfield but spun out of trouble and broke to the outside. He has had a terrific camp.
Also Friday, Petersen’s latest competition featured 1-on-1 pass routes with unusual suspects. Tight end Kyle Efaw completed a pass to offensive lineman Matt Paradis, nickel Winston Venable connected with defensive end Tyrone Crawford, offensive lineman Nate Potter found tight end Chandler Koch for what looked like a catch, but Koch was out of bounds, and linebacker Aaron Tevis made a leaping grab in the back of the end zone on a pass from defensive end Shea McClellin. Tevis’ catch gave the defense a 3-1 win.
The critical play came when offensive lineman Charles Leno batted Venable’s pass but Crawford was able to catch the deflection.