Taylor wants to lead, Harper talks about helping young QBs

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Boise State spring practice - day 2


by Jay Tust

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Posted on March 15, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 2:37 PM

BOISE - Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor spoke with the media after practice on Wednesday.  As one of just two starters returning on the defensive side of the ball, the senior-to-be says the Broncos are easing into their defensive game plan this spring.
“We have a younger crew, so we just have to be a little more patience,” Taylor said.  “We can’t just go straight into the playbook.  We have to take it one step at a time - baby steps.”
With that in mind, Taylor is taking it upon himself to help the younger players get up to speed.  While he says he has always thought of himself as a leader, now he’s attempting to be more vocal about it.
“I always try to work hard and push myself to the limit,” Taylor said.  “Usually I just lead by example, but now I’m starting to talk to guys a little bit more.”
“Everybody is just hungry.  Everybody wants to start, everybody to play,” Taylor added.  “But everybody is getting their reps, right now they just have to make it count.  It’s going to be about whoever separates themselves - whether it’s watching film or making plays on the field.”
Through two days of spring practice, Taylor believes they’re well on their way.
“I think they’re all doing a good job right now.”
On rehabbing from foot injury he sustained near the end of last season:
“I bounced back pretty good.  I took it in slow, took my time coming back it.  But when I went, I went.”
On the four quarterbacks competing for the starting gig:
“They’re all hard worker.  They’re all out there competing so thats good.”
On coach Pete switch practices to early in the morning this spring:
“I like it.  I work out early all year.  Even in the summer when we have summer workouts, I like to workout at 6 (in the morning).”