BOISE, Idaho - Boise State assistant head coach and wide receivers coach Brent Pease was honored by footballscoop.com, Friday (Dec. 3), as one of four finalists selected for the websites' Wide Receivers Coach of the Year Award.
Pease, who is in his fifth season as receivers coach at Boise State, has helped develop a receiving corps that has played a vital role in the Broncos high powered offense. Through 11 games this season Boise State ranks second nationally in scoring offense (46.36 ppg) and fourth nationally in total offense (525.55 ypg). A big reason for the Broncos offensive productivity is thanks in part to a pair of Pease's receivers, seniors Titus Young and Austin Pettis.
Under Pease's guidance over the past four seasons both receivers have etched their names on top of the Boise State record books. Pettis has already broken the school record for career receptions (213) and touchdown catches (37), while ranking fourth in career receiving yards (2,540). Young is the all-time leader in career receiving yards (2,965), while also ranking second in career receptions (194) and fourth in career receiving touchdowns (25). He is also the only wide receiver in school history to record two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Young and Pettis have both also enjoyed two of the top individual seasons in the country this year. Young currently ranks seventh nationally in receiving yards per game (101.55) and 32nd in receptions per game (5.5). Pettis, meanwhile, is 49th nationally in receiving yards per game (68.5) and tied for 55th in receptions per game (5.0). Young ranks third in the Western Athletic Conference in both categories, while Pettis is fourth in each.
Pease joins Curt Cignetti (Alabama), Mouse Davis (Hawai'i) and Trooper Taylor (Auburn) as the group of finalists for the award. Fans can visit http://www.footballscoop.com/coaching-awards/2010-coaches-of-the-year/2010-wide-receivers-coach to vote on the award, but the winner will ultimately be selected by a panel of coaches.
Boise State is home this week for its final regular season game of the year, Saturday (Dec. 4), when the Broncos play host to Utah State at 1 p.m. at Bronco Stadium.