Team preview: Boise State

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(All information as of July 1, 2005)


Boise State coaches make a point each year of starting from scratch.

That was never more evident than this spring, when offensive coordinator Chris Petersen discussed his offense. The group returns nine starters and has finished first or second in the nation in scoring each of the last three years. The Broncos are 36-3 the last three seasons and have won three straight WAC championships and a conference-record 26 straight WAC games.

Peterson's take on those lofty accomplishments?

"All I know is this: Every year since we've been here the bull's eye just keeps growing and growing," said Petersen, who became the offensive coordinator in 2001. "If we are not getting better, especially with the schedule we're playing ..."

He shakes his head.

"I tell guys, 'We have a very good program here, but we don't have a very good offense.' That offense walked out the door last year. Every year, the chemistry changes dramatically."