BOISE -- A new year, new staff, and now a new tradition.
When the Bronco football team comes to Albertsons Stadium on Saturday they will do it a little bit differently than years past.
Head coach Bryan Harsin announced Monday that they are starting the "Bronco Walk," where the team will walk down University Avenue and enter the stadium as a team together.
Harsin hopes that fans will pack the route and support the Broncos As they get ready to take on Colorado State.
The Broncos are coming off that 22-point loss to Ole Miss.
Coach Harsin addressed what he saw in that game during Monday's press conference.
The fact that the Broncos only trailed the Rebels by one point going into the fourth quarter is something to be really happy about.
What the coaches saw that they didn't like was the fourth quarter when Ole Miss scored 28 points, and the Broncos only managed 7. They played a fantastic game for three quarters.
"There's some good things that came from it," said Harsin. "Overall, you look at it and we had our opportunities. We score down there, we take advantage of those opportunities, we eliminate some of those turnovers and the game might be different. But it wasn't, and that's the bottom line."
"At the end of the third quarter the score was 7-6. Twenty-eight points in the fourth quarter is unacceptable for our side of the ball," said BSU defensive coordinator Marcel Yates. "I can't really praise anybody until we understand that we want to be a dominant defense and finish out those types of games."
Now the Broncos move on to face Mountain West foe Colorado State.
The Rams are coming off a 14-point win over in-state rival and PAC 12 foe Colorado.
They did most of their damage in the fourth quarter, and a lot of it came on the ground.
Two CSU backs went over a hundred yards rushing, and combined for three touchdowns.
The Broncos may have their hands full on Saturday, and they know it.
"They're well coached, their coach does a good job," said Yates. "Their O-line is getting better, they're starting to gel. They're feeling pretty good about themselves from the win they just had. So they'll come in here sky high."
"Overall you see a football team that's gotten better, you see an offense that has gotten better from last year," said Harsin. "A defense that has gotten better, a significant win. So we have a big challenge when these guys come into our place and play. So we've got to get those guys prepared this week for Colorado State."
Bronco fans be sure to load up on caffeine Saturday, because kickoff is a late one this week.
The Broncos host the Rams at 8:15 p.m. on the blue.
Coach Harsin press conference 09-01-2014 KTVB