The BSU senior legacy

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The BSU senior legacy

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by Zach Wolken
News Channel 7

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 9:45 AM

BOISE -- The Boise State football team will lose 17 seniors from this year's team.  10 of those seniors were regular starters either in 2010 or in the years previous. 

The group went 48-5 in four years that's nearly a 91-percent winning percentage. 

"I want to teave a legacy of a winner, you know and I feel we did that," said Jeron Johnson.  "We accomplished our goal and it's a bittersweet feeling to finally be over with it.  We'll celebrate this tonight and we'll see what will happen in the future for all of us."

The future for both the seniors and the team is still in the air.  There are now questions on both sides of the ball as to who will fill the void left by players like Johnson, Austin Pettis, Tommy Gallarda and many more.

Even though the seniors won't be around in 2011 and beyond, the players hope their legacy will live on well past their time at BSU.   

"Hopefully leave the team better than we found it.  I think this team is on the stepping stone to greatness," said Ryan Winterswyk.  "I think in a few years we're going to be one of those top notch programs people talk about with Texas and Oklahoma and things like that."

Boise State is already talked about with those teams, but they just don't seem to get the week-in and week-out respect of those storied programs. 

Bronco Nation hopes that with the programs move to the Mountain West and the additions the conference has made with Hawai'i, Fresno State, Nevada and maybe a few more schools the conference will be strong enough to gain automatic qualifying status into the BCS. 


 

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