By Chadd Cripe
The Boise State football coaches have had to get creative this year to fill the tight end and fullback positions — positions that were expected to be filled by veterans.
Starting tight end Chris O’Neill is out with a broken foot. He had 10 catches and two touchdowns in four games.
Starting fullback/tight end Richie Brockel has been limited by an injury. He hasn’t missed a game, but coaches have seriously reduced his playing time to help him heal and have moved him out of the backfield.