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After visiting Tuscaloosa, Boise State assistant explains the difference

In the off-season, coaches tend to visit another school or two to learn new schemes, techniques, and terminology.

Boise State offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Chris Strausser visited Tuscaloosa to meet with Nick Saban and the Alabama coaches.

As Spring practice approaches for Boise State, Strausser reflected back on the recent trip and offered some high praise for the Nick’s ship.

Strausser explained to the Idaho Statesman, “It was an extremely classy place and yet not a ton of bling. We’ve been to some places that are Top 10 programs that it’s a flat screen every time you turn around a corner. That wasn’t their deal — but it’s a classy, classy place.”

“They work as hard as anybody I’ve ever seen,” Strausser said.

The great are always looking to get better.

Strausser said, “We’ve been to many places where the idea going in was to share ideas and after two days us walking away going, ‘They didn’t ask a question.’ That’s the way we like it. But these guys weren’t the same. They definitely had a mission and were trying to find a few things out.”

A year ago, certain Boise State assistants visited Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona State, and Houston.

Hmm. We wonder who Strausser was referring to.