Every Wednesday KTVB's Jay Tust and the Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn sit down to discuss the latest news in Broncos athletics, local sports and some personal stories are thrown in.
Episode 20, Wednesday, Jan. 9: In this week’s edition of the 208 Podcast, Jay and Dave are finally in the same room after both being on the road since the holidays. Who impressed them in college football’s final weeks? And as the schedule turns, basketball is in focus as the guys talk the Boise State men’s big win, and chat with Boise State women’s coach Gordy Presnell about his team’s hot start, basketball fashion, dental work, Diet Coke and trivia tidbits.
Episode 19, Friday, Jan. 1: In the first podcast of the new year, Jay and Dave cover the busy news of the end of 2018, including Tyson Maeva's sudden departure from the Boise State team. They also talk about some of their favorite stories from last year, with one of Jay and Dave's favorite stories being Leighton Vander Esch's path from walk-on at Boise State to defensive star on the Dallas Cowboys. During the podcast, Boise State announced their hiring of Jahil Brown as their new cornerbacks coach, less than a week after accepting the same position at Utah State.
Episode 18, Thursday, Dec. 27: The 2018 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl also known as, “The Game That Never Was.” Due to lightning, the bowl game featuring Boise State and Boston College was canceled due to weather. Dave and Jay break down everything that went into making the rare game cancellation after it was started. Who made the ultimate decision? Does the bowl committee deserve blame for not having a backup plan? What are the financial ramifications for those involved? What do the players think about the decision? Then they look at star running back Alexander Mattison's future. Has he decided whether or not to enter the 2019 NFL Draft? Or is he staying on The Blue for his senior season?
Episode 17, Thursday, Dec. 20: The Boise State football team signed arguably the best class in school history this week. We recap “Early Signing Day.” We discuss several major questions about this recruiting class. How is Boise State’s approach to recruiting is making them stand out? Why did 4-star QB Hank Backmeier stay committed to the Broncos? Which players will make an earlier impact? What will the Broncos look to do in the late signing period? Also, the Boise State women’s basketball team closes out a historic non-conference schedule, while the Bronco men look to right the ship, plus Dave and Jay reveal the No. 1 gift on their Christmas wish lists.
Episode 16, Wednesday, Dec. 12: Boise State head football coach Bryan Harsin just celebrated his fifth anniversary since returning to his alma mater after Coach Pete left to coach the Washington Huskies. There are some big questions surrounding his tenure and future legacy at Boise State. What is his biggest achievement? What are his greatest challenges en route to meeting the high expectations of the program? Also, we break down the football recruiting scene, talk Boise State hoops, and settle and the fierce debate about whether to buy real or fake Christmas tree.
Episode 15, Wednesday, Dec. 5: The regular season may be over for the Boise State football team, but there is still plenty to talk about and break down. What went wrong in the Mountain West Championship Game against Fresno State? How did the Broncos wind up in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl and playing Boston College? Should starting runningback Alexander Mattison consider leaving Boise State early to enter the NFL Draft this spring? We answer those questions and more on this edition of The 208 Podcast.