It was announced recently that Boise State football is about to break its season ticket sales record. This is good news for the Broncos and proves that the program is continuing to rise rather than decline.
However, some might be skeptical that the success Boise State has experienced on the field can continue to match the momentum the program is having off the field.
In 2012 when the Broncos take the field against Michigan State they could have as many as 16 new starters lining up to do battle. Last year's team was a senior-packed group full of talent and heart. But many of those same players are now in the NFL and can do nothing but cheer for their beloved Broncos.
Coach Chris Petersen and his staff certainly have their hands full in finding suitable replacements for all of those highly talented departed players. However, spring ball gave a good indication that the talent is there to do it. Now, as fall camp has started and position battles are heating up, those same very talented players will attempt to cement their own standing as players worthy to start.
Among the group of 25 seniors and 17 juniors on the 2012 Boise State roster is a group of very motivated, extremely talented and seemingly eager underclassmen ready to show their stuff. It could be the most talented group of underclassmen that the Broncos have ever fielded.
As fall camp continues, there are several players among the underclassmen list that have a legitimate shot at impressing coaches and earning serious playing time. Some of them even have the chance to prove they could be a starter.
Which underclassmen have a real chance at becoming a starter? Which underclassmen have the most to gain in 2012 for the Broncos? Let's take a look.