BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University football team began its 2007 Fall Camp today at East Junior High in Boise, Idaho.
The five-time defending Western Athletic Conference Champions opened fall practice in helmets only as the team went through individual workouts, position drills, seven-on-seven and offense versus defense. Fall Camp marks the first time the team has assembled for football related activities since 2007 Spring Practice.
Boise State Head Coach Chris Petersen was excited to get the team back to practice. “It’s a good day for all of us,” Coach Petersen said. “There have been a lot of people waiting a long time to get back out here and start getting after it. This is what we like to do, coach and play, and the day is finally here.”
Not all members of the team shared Coach Petersen’s enthusiasm. Senior Ryan Putnam offered his take on beginning his fifth Fall Camp. “It wonderful to know this is the last Fall Camp that I have to do,” Putnam said. “It is an extremely intense month in your life, it has to be done, but I will be very happy when it is done.”
The Broncos are running two practices per day as the team prepares to face Weber State August 30. The morning session features the veterans and returnees while the evening practice will feature all newcomers and a handful of veterans for the first week of practice.