The Boise State football team will open the 2016 season this Saturday on the road against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Boise State coach Bryan Harsin talked about this weekend's game during his weekly news conference on Tuesday. He was joined by co-offensive coordinator Scott Huff and defensive coordinator Andy Avalos.
Harsin said his team is fired up and ready to go for their season opener.
"It's been eight months since we played, and it's time," Harsin said. "These guys have been working extremely hard to prepare for this season.
"You can tell there's a great spirit out there - an edge - and these guys are excited to get out there and go play," he added.
Harsin also announced Tuesday that safety Dylan Sumner-Garder has been suspended for the first four games of the season for failing to meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements.
Speaking about this week's opponent - the University of Louisiana-Lafayette - co-offensive coordinator Scott Huff said the Broncos' offense is preparing for the Ragin' Cajuns hard-hitting defense.
"They have a very aggressive defense, up in your face, they've got some good players. We know we've got to do a good job with ball security."
Defensive coordinator Andy Avalos pointed to Louisiana-Lafayette's weapons on offense, including quarterback Anthony Jennings, an LSU transfer who creates an imposing presence under center.
"He's got a live arm, I mean the guy can sling it," Avalos said. "And he's athletic, He can run it. He's huge running back when he gets that ball in his hands. Obviously that creates some challenges in the run game."
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