Boise State completed the 2012 season with a win over Washington in the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. In 2013, the team will start its season against those same Huskies in Seattle. However, when the two teams meet once again, the Broncos will be missing 14 senior starters.
The 2012 season was a "rebuilding" year for head coach Chris Petersen and his Boise State team. After losing 15 starters to graduation from the 2011 team, many didn't give Boise much hope of another impressive double-digit-win season.
However, after an 11-2 finish, a share of the Mountain West Conference title and another bowl victory in 2012, it appears that even in construction mode, Boise State knows how to win.
Now, in 2013, Petersen and his coaching staff find themselves looking for replacements for another large group of seniors. However, there are some big differences between what had to happen this season and what will need to happen next.
For starters, Boise State has much more of a core coming back in key positions on both sides of the ball this time around. Not only that, but they also have much more experience from a group of solid backups that will certainly need to step up in 2013.
The 2013 recruiting class appears to be solid as well, and that includes some junior college players who could contribute right away.
On offense the Broncos have five returning starters, which include a couple of key players on the line, both leading wide receivers and their quarterback. This is much more than what the 2012 Broncos had, and it bodes well for next season.
With that in mind, let's look at the Boise State offense and what the depth chart might look like going in to 2013.