The 2014 college football season should be an exciting one for fans of the Boise State Broncos. A new coaching staff has brought a tremendous amount of excitement and energy to the program, and with it a new attitude that seems much more like one you would expect from Boise State.
With head coach Bryan Harsin sounding the battle cry of "attack the future," he has his team and the Broncos fanbase chomping at the bit for some football.
As the spring begins, however, there is much work to be done before the football program is ready to emerge from the shadows of the past and press forward to the light of a new era.
Every player on the Broncos roster will need to step up in a big way if they want to compete for a Mountain West Conference championship and an appearance in one of the new lucrative bowl games set to premiere this coming season.
Many players will be asked to play an expanded role for Boise State in 2014. Quarterback Grant Hedrick, some new starting offensive linemen and a handful of players on the defensive line will all have more playing time and bigger leadership roles as the season commences.
However, there are a few other players that should see an expansion of their duties in 2014 that might not be as obvious as those previously listed. How they play could impact the team in a big way.
Let's look look at three such players and attempt to determine what it is they will be asked to do, how they might handle it and how it might impact the 2014 Boise State football season.