Note: I’m reposting the profiles I wrote on each of the Boise State football coaches with some additional reporting that didn’t make the stories. The last one will appear on game day.
Wide receivers coach
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Playing career: Wide receiver at Oregon State (1998-2000) and Montana State (2001-02). He was an All-Big Sky second-team receiver and return specialist in 2001, with three punt returns for TDs. He earned All-America honors in 2002 with 66 catches for 983 yards and eight TDs.
Coaching career: Bozeman (Mont.) High volunteer coach (2003), Montana State wide receivers coach (2004-06), Prosser (Wash.) High wide receivers coach (2007), Chattanooga running backs coach (2008), Eastern Washington wide receivers coach (2009-13)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Montana State (2004)
Did you know? Adams scored the game-winning touchdown for Montana State against rival Montana in 2002. That TD ended the Bobcats’ 16-game losing streak in the rivalry.
Quotable: “He’s just a technician with the position. He has an incredible day-to-day process of developing guys. I saw him take eight guys from where they were as freshmen to where they were as seniors. He does as good a job as any coach I’ve ever seen in that regard. It showed in the product on the field.” — Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin
— Adams: “My five years at Eastern couldn’t have been any better. I barely knew Beau when I got there and I walk away and he’s one of my best friends.”
— Adams isn’t sure if he would want to be a head coach someday: “There’s something about having my group of 12-15 guys and being in that room. I like my group of guys. Ask me that question in five years. I’ll have a better feel.”
— Baldwin: “He’s great with not only his position but the entire team in terms of how he works with people. He was always one of those coaches I saw a lot of guys on the team gravitate toward. He has that personality and has that ability to make the day to day very enjoyable when there’s a lot of grind in this sport.”
Tomorrow: Mike Sanford
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