If new Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin wasn't satisfied with the intensity of his team's spring practices, he had a two-step process to fix it. First, he opened up Bronco Stadium and let a new set of orange and blue-clad eyeballs watch. Then, he and his fellow coaches got out of the way.
"There's definitely a lot more energy, I think that's the big thing. You've got people watching and cheering," said Broncos quarterback Grant Hedrick. "And another big difference is you don't have the coaches coaching you every play. You've got to go out and play like it's a real game."
Boise State will host the first spring game of the Harsin era on Saturday, and the Broncos want 20,000 in attendance.