Cagey works—to a point. Sooner or later, Boise State had to set out its depth chart. After all, the Broncos are on the precipice of facing Michigan State to start off the 2012 season. It will be the first meeting between the two schools in football.
Some positions heading into the game had been locked down; some were, as late as last week, still apparently up for grabs. The Bronco coaching staff had been keeping mum on some positional players but finally released the depth chart earlier this week.
The most anticipated of the roster positions was quarterback. Joe Southwick—in a battle for the starting role with redshirt sophomore Grant Hedrick, redshirt freshman Jimmy Laughrea and true freshman Nick Patti—won the nod to take the first snaps Friday against the Spartans in East Lansing.
There were actually not a lot of surprises in the depth chart released to the Idaho Statesman, but let’s break it down and walk through the probable starters and backups…