Broncos Set For MW Football Media Day

July 21, 2014

  • 2014 MW Football Media Day Central

    BOISE, Idaho - The approach to football season continues to ramp up this week as Head Coach Bryan Harsin, senior linebacker Corey Bell and redshirt senior wide receiver Matt Miller will represent Boise State at 2014 MW Football Media Day at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Tuesday.

    Boise State opens fall camp Aug. 1 before lifting the curtain on the 2014 season Aug. 28 against Ole Miss in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Kickoff against the Rebels is set for 6 p.m. MT on ESPN.

    The Broncos contingent will go through the MW media "car wash" throughout Tuesday along with the rest of the Mountain Division. The West Division is scheduled for Wednesday. The Mountain West Network will be streaming a Student-Athlete Show live each day from 5-6:30 p.m. MT. Bell and Miller are scheduled to go live on the show from 5:25-5:35 p.m.

    ESPN3 will also be on hand in Las Vegas, and will air its MW Football Media Day recap on ESPN3 Wednesday, July 23 at 12 p.m. MT. The show will be hosted by Zubin Mehenti and Mike Pritchard.

    The release of the 2014 Mountain West Football poll Tuesday morning will kick off the event. From there, Harsin, Bell and Miller will make the rounds of the MW media circuit to talk about the upcoming campaign. Boise State, entering its fourth season in the Mountain West, will seek its second league crown in 2014.

    Harsin enters his first season as Boise State's head coach in 2014, and his 11th season overall as a coach with the Broncos. The former Bronco football letterwinner (1995-99) was part of the Boise State coaching staff from 2001-10 before spending two seasons as co-offensive coordinator at Texas (2011-12) and a season as head coach at Arkansas State (2013), where he led the Red Wolves to a share of the Sun Belt Conference title and an appearance at the Bowl.

    Miller, a two-time All-Mountain West selection (2012-13), opens 2014 as a preseason selection for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top wide receiver. The Helena, Mont. native is coming off of a 2013 season in which he hauled in a Boise State single-season record 88 passes for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns, a figure that ranked 10th nationally. Miller enters the 2014 season within range of Boise State's all-time receiving Triple Crown as well, needing just 14 catches and 14 receiving touchdowns to surpass Austin Pettis' respective all-time marks of 229 and 39, and 476 receiving yards to move past Titus Young's benchmark of 3,063.

    Bell, a hometown product, will be one of the anchors of the Bronco linebacker corps in 2014. Last season, Bell appeared in all 13 games with 10 starts, finishing second on the team with 76 tackles (48 solo) including a sack.

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