By Brian Murphy
• Eight Boise State football players will miss all of spring football because of injuries, coach Chris Petersen said Friday.
Petersen said tight end Chandler Koch, wide receiver Mitch Burroughs, nickel Jonathan Brown, safety Cedric Febis, linebacker Aaron Tevis, defensive end Kharyee Marshall, linebacker Byron Hout and running back D.J. Harper will not participate in spring practice, which begins Monday.
Petersen said wide receiver Matt Miller will be limited, but is able to participate.
• Running back Matt Kaiserman will not play again due to multiple concussions. Kaiserman, a high school star at Skyview High in Nampa, played two injury-plagued seasons for the Broncos, rushing 72 times for 290 yards and two touchdowns.
He rushed 23 times for 122 yards and one touchdown against Hawaii in 2009.
Without Kaiserman and Harper in the spring, Drew Wright, Raphiel Lambert and Carlo Audagnotti will get carries behind starting running back Doug Martin.
• Backup quarterback Mike Tamburo will transfer from the program. Petersen said Tamburo has not decided what school he will attend.
• Wide receiver Anthony Clarke will practice with the team during the spring. Clarke, a walk on, faces criminal charges stemming from his alleged role in a Blackfoot High hazing case.
• In a wide-ranging press conference before the start of spring football, Petersen discussed the recent reports about Boise State players and crime and previewed spring practice. Listen here to Petersen's press conference.