Chadd's blog — August 3, 2006

Idaho StatesmanAugust 3, 2006 

— If you bought a house, installed some plumbing, owned a lawn, needed movers or frequented downtown bars this summer, you might have run into a Boise State football player.

Many Broncos added a job to their list of summer activities, which also includes conditioning for all, class for some and as much relaxation as they can squeeze in.

In Friday’s edition of the Idaho Statesman, find out what some Broncos did for a little extra cash.

Offensive linemen Pete Cavender and Jeff Cavender worked as bouncers and doormen at Tom Grainey’s in Downtown Boise.

“It’s kind of the stereotypical meathead job,” Jeff Cavender said.

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Senior tight end Derek Schouman, a projected fourth-year starter and Mackey Award candidate, didn't practice today. He injured a hamstring in Wednesday’s practice. His status is uncertain.

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Go to Bronco Voices on our BSU football home page for Jeff Cavender’s thoughts on the first day of practice (his shoulders were bruised from the intensity of the helmets-only workout) and the chemistry of the offensive line.

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The Bronco veterans started their practice this afternoon a little flat, but the intensity picked up - including a couple of scuffles.

Sophomore wide receiver Vinny Perretta looked good both at wide receiver and running back, where he could get some time this year because of the Broncos' lack of experienced backs.

Earlier, the group of newcomers and some veterans who practiced at 9:30 this morning quietly went about learning their trade. Coaches like defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and wide receivers coach Brent Pease pulled players aside for fundamental instruction, sounding more like mellow professors than the stereotypical football coach.

Players will add shoulder pads for practice Friday. They wore helmets the first two days. The team practices together, and in pads, for the first time Sunday.

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Today’s Web links:

The women’s clinic at Colorado was a hit: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/ncaa/article/0,2777,DRMN_23932_4890466,00.html

How the WAC’s plan to improve could affect the college football landscape: http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/10573

Fresno State may get a defensive line transfer from Miami: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/bulldogs/story/12538120p-13251217c.html

Louisiana Tech fills out its coaching staff: http://www.thenewsstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060803/SPORTS/608030359/1006

Breaking down Utah’s three-way quarterback race: http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_4129254

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