Bryan Harsin: We Have no Running Game
Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin faced the media today for his weekly press conference and he was brutally honest about the current state of BSU football.
As for a running game, "We have no running game right now" claims Harsin. The Broncos rushed for just 51 yards in Saturdays 19-13 loss to San Diego State and that in turn helped to shut down the passing game.
The Aztecs were able to rush only three and often had double coverage on Boise State receivers.
Harsin still believes in Boise State's offensive line and tailbacks and says there is still plenty of football to be played and according to Harsin, "We will continue to try and run the football, that will never change."
Boise State is at Nevada Saturday where the Pack held Fresno State to 30 yards rushing but Nevada still lost that game 21-3 playing with a back up quarterback.
Asked about quarterback Brett Rypien coach Harsin admitted his senior had an off day but claimed there was enough blame to go around. Missed blocks, dropped passes, little if any protection and bad throws all combined to frustrate coaches, players and certainly Boise State fans.
Harsin hopes that out of that frustration the teams competitive spirit rises to new heights claiming sometimes you can build on failure more than on success.
The concern however is many thought the Boise State building blocks were already in place and with the likes of BYU, Fresno State, Utah State and even a game at Air Force where the Falcons have a habit of messing with the Broncos, yet on the schedule any cracks have to be sealed ASAP.