Boise State football coach Chris Petersen discusses home opener, O-line, Southwick, Harper, true freshmen

By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State football coach Chris Petersen addressed the media this afternoon to discuss Saturday’s home opener against Miami (Ohio) and the opening loss to Michigan State. Here are some highlights:

— “It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve played. It really does. It feels to me like we still have just so many questions to get answered.”

— On Miami (Ohio): “These guys are really, really good in the pass game. Michigan State’s forte as we know is running the ball. These guys can throw it. This will be one of the top quarterbacks we see this year, that’s how good I think this guy is.”

— On the run game: “We were not nearly good enough in the O-line. We could not get anything started. D.J. (Harper) never had a chance. … I think our guys know their assignments. They just didn’t execute them. … Some guys in there have played a lot of football and didn’t play particularly well and need to play better.”

— On QB Joe Southwick: “He’s just got to get better. There are a handful of plays if we can make at that position we’ll win the game. I’ve been around a lot of pretty good players, some can make them and some can’t. … It was one of those games where the margin for error was so slim.”

— On tailback D.J. Harper: “He didn’t have a chance. If he had a chance, he would have made big plays.”

— On the true freshmen: “Their role will grow as long as they stay into it, stay focused. When you’re going to play a freshman, you don’t want to play him one play or three plays.”

— The four players suspended for the opener are eligible to play this week. Petersen said redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Laughrea’s availability for the opener did not factor into the starting quarterback race. “Not one iota,” he said. The other returning players are wide receiver Dallas Burroughs, tailback Jay Ajayi and long snapper Chris Roberson.

— On the defensive line: “I thought they played pretty well, I really did. I thought their effort was tremendous. They were going hard and had they not had to play however many snaps it was, I think that would have changed things for them as well.”

— Petersen said he won’t talk about week-to-week injuries this season but will talk about long-term injuries. He said the team did not have any long-term injuries from the opener or bye week.

Here is audio from the press conference.

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Thattta boy funky!

You earn an A....

When you move back to Boise...

English Prose Anyone?

Have you heard of Strunk and White?

Any Elements of Style from the dudes?

All I asked with a very kind and polite post was that AN301 rewrite his post and come up with a point....

What is wrong with that?

Is he trying to say that an 0-1 Boise State should be in the top 25 and the BCS has shafted them? If so, fine. But state the case for it....

That was all I was asking....


For someone who has posted more pointless posts than the legendary Weistard, you are going a little overboard on AN301....

Just sayin....

You're asking someone else to be clearer on point?

That's real rich uggy.

I guess that online course has you feeling a bit haughty after 2 weeks. Can't wait till the end of the semester. Aristotle wont have s#*t on uggs!

Φ Stop asking and start listening/reading.

Go read S.I. Hayakawa and then come back ... much later if possible. You are a master at undermining yourself.

Please come to the next meeting of the crew. I will announce it. Everyone needs to see for themselves what this "ugly" character is all about. I doubt we ever will see you.


Which is the preferred method for citing references on blogs, APA or Chicago? I want to make we're all on the same page, otherwise it's just chaos.

Ugly, this bunch

probably thinks Strunk and White were the opening act for Simon and Garfunkel. They were not educated at the University. They have no flagship.



I admit

I had to do a Yahoo search for Strunk and White. After reading about them and their book, I honestly couldn't care less. Why is writing style important in a messageboard? Seriously.

BTW, I have taken an essay writing course (required as a Core class), and not once were these guys or this book ever mentioned. Having been an excellent writer for many years, I find it hysterical that I'd never heard of them. Therefore, I conclude that they are unimportant in the scheme of proper composition.

I'm not surprised you two morons would reference some obscure and irrelevant guys to find the slightest justification for your insane comments.

Φ A+ post

I was serious about S.I. Hayakawa. If anyone really wants to learn the craft and finer points of general semantics, language, thought, and behavior, Hayakawa's book, "The Use and Misuse of Language", is indispensable.

Original copyright is 1962. Hayakawa was an English professor, president of San Francisco State University, and former US Senator from California.

Other than that, Go Broncos!

Hayalawa is good, I prefer Patsy Mink.


You fry wants with that?

Φ Did Patsy pump

up your tired?

The pond would be good for you.

out2lunch....if you referring to the

University of Idaho....then yes, I did graduate there with a BS and MS degrees....

Actually I have over 300 college credits from TVCC, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho....

As of now, I am taking online courses via the iPad....Some of the courses require tuition, and others are free....I have downloaded 2 courses that are free from MIT....

On Strunk and White, I think the Boise Fans may have thought they were two defensive lineman that played for the Packers?

Did you attend Idaho?

Φ After that,

all waders at Razor's Discount Outdoor Supply and Pressure Wash Emporium are now 50% off. Blogsickness Bag software and the new beta of "Dipshidiouttahere" GPS app are included free with order.

As usual, call Mr. Haney at 867-5309.

Who do you think youre fooling 75?


Φ He will need Jeff's "arabacus"

plus his Strunk and White for Dummies user's guide to figure out "75".

Yeah JL....You have used

75 several times now....

I think this might be a code?

I will go back to the original Hebrew and see what 75 spells out....

Good-nite Boiseans....Had busy day burying

silver on Mount Putman, not too many miles south of the Buckskin Basin....

Only I know....

Hopefully Bronco Fans will practice the art of debate. That is, have a claim and then defend it....

College football is fun to watch....I really dont have a favorite team, eventhough a Vandal, but usually root for any under-dogs....

Ill wake the morning and read blog before work and see if AN301 re-wrote posts so that he had a point for writing it in the first place....maybe not?

He was probably just angry at polls and vented some steam....

We all do that....



Φ Maybe AN301 is just

a little more observant and smarter than you are.

Don't trip over that slag heap.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

(whistling), wha, wha, wha.

We always have such boredom during byes.


You fry wants with that?

The Boys are all Right

I get Coach, but the O-line will respond and JOE had better not make many more dumb throws at the goal line...Coach has no time for bad decision making by his QB. Run the offense...leave the heroics on the sidelines.

Φ Notice to all blog posters!

"vndl" is accomplishing exactly what he wants.

When he posts under “aqfunk”, he gets nothing in response … other than from ugly. He has been ostracized and labeled, justifiably so, as a pariah and certified BSU hater. But the thrill and “tee hee hees” don’t come from ugly. With the username “out2lunch” (less than 5 days old), he’s gotten more responses in those 5 days than he has in the last 5 months as aqfunk. What he wants is for the rest of us – and particularly "the crew" – to start running around the barnyard like headless chickens trying to put out a fire.

He knows we know and will resist all calls to “name his team” or divulge anything else.

Please do not commit the cardinal violation of blog/forum protocol by continuing to feed the troll.

You can expect an effusive (and phony) rebuttal to this post.


This doggone Big East move keeps

getting worse and worse............


BSU4342....Who predicted that the

Big East was a Big Mistake for Boise?

His name starts with a U and ends with an Y....

sarcasm 75

Geezus bro. You didn't even read the dang article. Are you related to FO?

Φ Pretty big kudos to BSU

for being the "bell cow" of the new Big East. Overall, a solid outlook for the Big East and ongoing bowl prospects. Certainly, a step forward from the MWC.

Why would ugly read an article? Isn't he currently enrolled in "Stoke and Tokes" Reading 102? He's got to figure out subject, verb, object - and bell tower - first.

Nobody could possibly be related to a 46-year old who rides a trike. Could they?

Not only the "bell cow"

but according to Aresco, BSU is a "national brand". The Budwiser of beer, the iPhone of PDA's, the Google of search engines. This means that when Boise State plays football people are watching from California to the New York Island. They are watching from the redwood forest, to gulf steam waters. But when the PAC 12 Network airs a game between Oregon and Washington State, chances are only viewers in the northwestern United States are tuning in.


I might suggest sarcasm 101 as one of those free on-line cla$$es.......

Or better yet, show up for one of the meet-ups, the education you would get will be priceless.

Dennis Dodd

... Not a dipshidiot!


Do you know when the tv negotiations for the big east are supposed to be wrapped up? So far I'm a fan of the new commish.

ESPN has

exclusive negotiating rights from 9-1 to 11-1.

If they don't come to a deal, It goes out to bid on Jan. 1 2013.


I probably haven't been paying attention, but I didn't see this one coming.