Chadd's Blog — Aug. 7, 2006

The Idaho StatesmanAugust 7, 2006 

— Randi Miller, mother of Boise State safety Gerald Alexander, has become a local businesswoman. She owns a four-plex, a townhome and now a Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken store down the street from campus.

Former Boise State tailback David Mikell manages the Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken store, which opened last month.

Miller has been spending most of her time in Boise lately, and isn’t sure when she’ll go home to Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., for good. “I like it here,” she said. “The opportunity (to get into business) was here when I came. This was a perfect spot.”

Read more about Miller and Alexander in Tuesday’s edition of the Idaho Statesman.

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Listen to BSU special-teamer Ia Falo talk about the Broncos’ new schemes and his photo shoot with ESPN the Magazine right now in Bronco Voices.

Also, don’t miss the Quinton Jones highlight video that accompanies his story on the IdahoStatesman.com/BSUfootball page. The video shows all three of his punt-return touchdowns from last season.

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The Boise State football team returned to the blue turf of Bronco Stadium today, the sixth day of fall camp.

The Broncos practiced at the school’s soccer complex and indoor training facility for the first five days while the track was resurfaced in the stadium.

Today also is the first day of two-a-day practices. The Broncos worked out from 9:30 a.m. to noon and are scheduled to practice again from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“You’ll see me squirting water in my shoes again,” junior center Jeff Cavender said of the hot turf. “It’s good to be back on the blue. It’s our home.”

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Walk-on running back Max Davis, who redshirted last year, has left the team. Davis, who played at Bishop Kelly High, was with the team for the first week of fall camp.

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Senior quarterback Jared Zabransky made back-to-back throws Monday morning that had everyone on the offense smiling.

First, he lofted a perfect deep ball to wideout Legedu Naanee for a touchdown. Two defenders were trying to cover Naanee on the play. A couple plays later, Zabransky threw a pass to wideout Jerard Rabb just as Rabb was breaking toward the sideline. The ball hit Rabb in stride in a hole between a linebacker and a defensive back.

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Today’s links:

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sportsline picks his preseason Top 25: http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/9589934

Check in on Fresno State’s quarterback derby: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/bulldogs/story/12556794p-13268084c.html

Ault unhappy with Pack’s conditioning: http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060807/SPORTS06/608070321/1018/SPORTS

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