Listen to Boise State's Chris Petersen discuss the Broncos' QB situation, Spring Game and NFL products

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State coach Chris Petersen held his final pre-Spring Game press conference with local media members Wednesday. Click here to listen to the entire press conference.

Some highlights:

• RB D.J. Harper will not play in Saturday's Spring Game. Harper is healthy, but given the Broncos' lack of depth at running back, he will be held out. Petersen said other established veteran players might be limited in the scrimmage.

• Petersen did not divulge many details about the quarterback competition. He said the quarterbacks would be "100 percent live" during Saturday's practice, meaning they can be hit by defensive players. The QBs have been live in two other scrimmages this spring.

• On the Broncos' kicking situation: "We still got a lot of work to do there."

Thursday chat

Boise State's football program holds its annual Spring Game on Saturday at Bronco Stadium. Join Bronco Beat writer Chadd Cripe and I for a live chat Thursday at 1 p.m. to discuss spring practice, what to expect Saturday and the Broncos' NFL Draft hopefuls.

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NFL Draft stock

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay has released his latest list of the Top 100 prospects in this year's class. Four Broncos are in his group: LB/DE Shea McClellin (No. 36), RB Doug Martin (No. 41), DL Tyrone Crawford (No. 81) and DL Billy Winn (No. 86).

BroncoFest 2012

Boise State is turning Saturday's Spring Game into a full day of events called BroncoFest 2012.

Here’s a rundown:

9:30 a.m.: Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk (show your runner’s bib for a free ticket to the Spring Game)

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Craft Show, Hall of Fame Plaza

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Women’s tennis vs. Air Force, Appleton Tennis Complex (test your serve speed at the Big Serve Contest, $3 for three serves)

10:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Car show, Caven-Williams Sports Complex

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Gymnastics autograph session, Kinesiology Annex

1-3 p.m.: Softball vs. UNLV, Mountain Cove Softball Field (show your Beat Coach Pete T-shirt for free admission)

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Open swim with Boise State swimming and diving team members as lifeguards ($5 donation)

1-5 p.m.: Optimist Youth Football sign-ups, Caven-Williams Sports Complex

1-3 p.m.: Soccer vs. NNU, Boas Soccer Center

5 p.m.: Spring Game, Bronco Stadium ($7 per ticket). The first 5,000 fans receive a 2011 football highlights DVD and the first 10,000 receive a 2012 football schedule card.

Throughout the day, fans are invited to participate in a photo scavenger hunt showing their participation. Visit the marketing table outside of the Allen Noble Hall of Fame to participate.

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